Monday, 4 April 2011

Yuri Gagarin 50: Countdown Is Progressing

There is one week to go before the world celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of USSR cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first hu/man in space.
You can find out more about Gagarin and the celebrations to mark this epoch-making event at
Gagarin 50 - The Exhibition opens at the Waterside Centre, Sale, Manchester on April 9th.
BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the documentary The Communist Cosmos on Monday April 4th.
Fagburn is listening to it now.
Rona Munro's RSC play about the Soviet space programme, Little Eagles, opens at the Hampstead Theatre, London on April 16th.
BBC Science has an all-singin' all-orbitin' interactive page about Comrade Gagarin here.