12 Apr 2024

International Day of Human Spaceflight

From Afternoons, 1:28 pm on 12 April 2024

A day of celebration today for space lovers around the world.

It's a time to celebrate what has become known as Yuri's Flight, the first time in history that a human went into space.

That flight was made by Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

We speak to Ben Bradford about that historic moment and what it changed for the world and humans.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin Photo: supplied

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