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THE FIRST ASTRONAUT WAS A CITIZEN OF THE USSR
It has been 50 years since the first human space flight. The first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, was a citizen of the USSR, who soared into orbit on the spaceship "Vostok", created by Soviet engineers. The rocket was assembled at Soviet factories, and the flight planned by scientists, physicians, technicians and military personnel, who were also citizens of the USSR.
He was not just the first man in space, but he was a Soviet man! And it happened a few months before Alan Shepard made his leap into space. We add, moreover, that Alan Shepard made it to space, while Yuri Gagarin actually orbited the Earth. Moreover, the flight of German Titov took place before the American John Glenn on 20 February 1962 made an orbital flight. Maybe with today's perspective is not entirely clear what was the greatness of the flight of the first Soviet cosmonaut. Now, when we are surrounded by computers, cars, jets, high-speed trains - this world of technology seems mastered and familiar. We are living in an environment of technical achievements, it is difficult to imagine that the breakthrough that was made by the Soviet Union in just 40 years of its existence, out of which 4 years of incredible efforts were given in the Great Patriotic War.
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