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Yuri's Planet

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zorg.ch
#106412 by @ 13.04.2008 00:00 - nach oben -
Yuri's Planet


Explanation:

On April 12th, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri
Alexseyevich Gagarin
became the first human in space.

His remotely controlled
Vostok 1
spacecraft
lofted him to an altitude of 200 miles and carried him
once around planet Earth.

Commenting on the first
view from space
he reported, "The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish.
Everything is seen very clearly".

Alan Shepard, the first US astronaut,
would not be launched until almost a month later and then
on a comparatively short suborbital flight.

Born on March 9, 1934, Gagarin was a military pilot before being
chosen for the first group of cosmonauts in 1960.

As a result of his
historic flight he became an
international hero and legend.

Killed when his MIG jet crashed during a training flight on
March 27, 1968, Gagarin was given a hero's funeral,
his ashes interred in the Kremlin Wall.

On yet another April 12th, in 1981, NASA launched the
first space shuttle.



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zorg.ch
#111156 by @ 23.10.2009 19:56, edited @ 23.10.2009 19:57 - nach oben -
Hmmm... schaut mal, was Apple da für ein Bild im kürzlich verschickten Newsletter auf den neuen iMac gepflanzt hat:



Ein anonymer APOD-Fan bei Apple's Marketingabteilung? ;-)
zorg.ch
#111158 by @ 23.10.2009 20:12 - nach oben -
Isch no e geili Uflösig, das mueni mol mit 2560x1024 teschte.
zorg.ch
#106414 by @ 13.04.2008 18:41 - nach oben -
hoppla, da isch jo ziemli geil
zorg.ch
#106420 by @ 14.04.2008 08:11 - nach oben -
ha gad au e neus hintergrundbild
zorg.ch
#106421 by @ 14.04.2008 08:12 - nach oben -
goht nöd. i has scho.
zorg.ch
#106425 by @ 14.04.2008 22:44 - nach oben -
i bi eh zerscht gsii.
zorg.ch
#106428 by @ 15.04.2008 08:22 - nach oben -
i has däfür über zwei bildschirm.
zorg.ch
#106422 by @ 14.04.2008 09:43 - nach oben -
weri nais, weri nais!