Yuri Gagarin (1961)

On this day in 1961 (12 April) Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space, completing one orbit the Earth. This was a major milestone in the Space Race, one which concluded with the first men walking on the Moon in 1969.

On this special day, here’s the song Gagarin by Public Service Broadcasting from their 2015 album The Race For Space.

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