54th Cosmonauts Day: Commemorating the first human journey in space

Fifty-four years ago on April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut, 27-year-old Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin, went into space in the spaceship called “Vostok 1″ and made one complete orbital flight around the Earth.Yuri Gagarin’s space odyssey lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes, and overnight he became a world hero.