El hombre llega al espacio

Space Exploration, Personalities, pic: circa 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, (1934-1968) the first man in space, who completed a circuit of the earth in the spaceship satellite «Vostok» in 1961  (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Hoy hace 50 años que el hombre llegó al espacio. El artífice de esta conquista fue el cosmonauta ruso Yuri Gagarin y hoy toda Rusia celebra su mayor hazaña aeroespacial. El pasado fin de semana publicamos en el diario un interesante artículo sobre esta conquista espacial titulado «Queremos tanto a Yuri» y hoy en la bítacora La Pizarra de Yuri nos presentan un completísimo post hablando del futuro de la conquista del espacio. Yo os dejo esta selección de imágenes de archivo llegadas por el servicio de las agencias de Yuri y su hazaña.

FILE – This photo released by TASS in April 1961 shows cosmonaut Maj. Yuri Gagarin during training. It was the Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind _ one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon. It happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when the air force pilot became the first human in space. (AP Photo/TASS)

FILE – This undated picture shows a Russian Vostok rocket on its launcher. It was the Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind _ one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon. It happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when an air force pilot named Yuri Gagarin, traveling in a Vostok, became the first human in space. (AP Photo/File)

Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin wearing his helmet for the first ever manned flight in space.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

In this April 12 1961 photo rocket engineer Oleg Ivanovsky leads Yuri Gagarin, left, to the Vostok spacecraft before the launch from what will later become known as the Baikonur cosmodrome. Ivanovsky said that designers had done their best to make the first human flight into space safe, but risks were still high. Russia is marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first trip into space. (AP Photo/ NPO Lavochkin Museum, HO)

In this April 12 1961 photo, rocket engineer Oleg Ivanovsky, right, leads Yuri Gagarin, center, to the Vostok spacecraft before the launch from what will later become known as the Baikonur cosmodrome. Ivanovsky said that designers had done their best to make the first human flight into space safe, but risks were still high. People in the background are unidentified engineers.(AP photo/ NPO Lavochkin Museum, HO)

In this April 12 1961 photo, rocket engineer Oleg Ivanovsky pats Yuri Gagarin, left, on his helmet as he sits down in the cockpit of the Vostok spacecraft before the launch from what will later become known as the Baikonur cosmodrome. Ivanovsky said that designers had done their best to make the first human flight into space safe, but risks were still high. Russia  is marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first trip into space. (AP Photo/NPO Lavochkin Museum, HO)

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY NICOLAS MILETITCH (FILES) This file photo taken on  April 12, 1961 shows Soviet Vostok-1 spaceship with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board  blasts off on top of Rocket R-7 for the first manned trip into space from the  Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The 27-year-old’s 108-minute flight on April 12, 1961 is still remembered in Russia even after the USSR’s collapse as its greatest national achievement. The first flight into space made by Russia, by Gagarin, allowed the Soviet leadership, fully entrenched in the cold war, to maintain the superiority of the communist system over thier principal adversary, the United States. AFP PHOTO

MIA01. WASHINGTON, DC (EE.UU.), 07/04/2011.- Imagen cedida hoy, jueves 7 de abril de 2011, de la portada del periódico estadounidense The Huntsville Times (miércoles 12 de abril de 1961) que registra la hazaña del cosmonauta ruso Yuri Gagarin. Cincuenta años después del vuelo tripulado que marcó el comienzo de la conquista del espacio, el mito y la leyenda aún envuelven la figura de Gagarin. Fue el primer ser humano en ver con sus propios ojos la redondez de la Tierra en toda su plenitud y los 108 minutos que duró su vuelo en torno al planeta marcaron un hito en la historia y le convirtieron en el hombre más famoso del mundo, en todo un héroe, también amplificado mil veces por la propaganda soviética. EFE/NASA/SOLO USO EDITORIAL/NO VENTAS

FILE – In this Aug. 18, 1962 picture, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is flanked by four Soviet cosmonauts as they wave from Lenin’s tomb in Moscow’s Red Square during a welcome ceremony for cosmonauts Andrian Nikolayev and Pavel Popovich who made a dual orbital space flight. From left are Gherman Titov, Yuri Gagarin, Khrushchev, Nikolayev and Popovich. The Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind – one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon – happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when air force pilot Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. (AP Photo)

FILE – In this July 15, 1961 picture, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, stands in an open car outside the Russian embassy in London and waves to the crowd as he departs for home. It was the Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind _ one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon. It happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when the air force pilot became the first human in space. (AP Photo/File)

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY NICOLAS MILETITCH (FILES) This file photo taken on April 12, 1961 shows Soviet Vostok-1 spaceship lies at the landing site 700 km south-east of Moscow after the first manned space trip. The capsule landed empty as Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to travel into space, made a parachute jump at an altitude of 7 000 meters.The 27-year-old’s 108-minute flight on April 12, 1961 is still remembered in Russia even after the USSR’s collapse as its greatest national achievement.  AFP PHOTO

TO GO WITH AFP STORY SPACE-50YEARS-RUSSIA-GAGARIN–  (FILES) A file photo taken on June 1, 1960 shows Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin posing with his wife Valentina and daughter Yelena on the bank of the Klyazma River in central Russian Vladimir region. Half century ago, a carpenter’s son named Yuri Gagarin lifted off to become the first man in space, carving an indelible mark in human history and scoring the Soviet Union’s greatest Cold War success. AFP PHOTO