International Day of Human Space Flight 2021: Four Biggest Milestones in Human Space Flight #IntlSpaceDay
The International Day of Human Space Flight is the annual celebration, held on April 12, of the anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin. To help celebrate Weather.com has compiled a list of four of the biggest milestones humankind has made in space!
Humanity’s interest in the heavens is universal and enduring. Hunting for knowledge and information, exploring the unknown, and discovering new worlds is said to be part of our species’ genetic programming. This very curiosity has not only taken us to every nook and corner of Earth—traverse through mountains, forests and deserts, and dive into diverse seas and oceans—but has also led us away and beyond from our very own planet.
To quench this never-ending thirst for curiosity, humans started entering into space in the 1960s. And since then, we have consistently undertaken longer and trickier journeys, to explore destinations farther and alien.
Now, as we celebrate human spaceflight ahead of the International Day of Human Space Flight 2021—to be observed globally on Monday, April 12—we take a look at four of the biggest milestones we have collectively achieved as a species, in this field.
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