50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight


Today is 50 years since cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first space flight.

BBC World Service's Discovery broadcast a very good programme on this- you can get the podcast at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/discovery

The Voice of Russia is covering the event of course as well, check times and programmes at:
http://english.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast
The Military and Space Review programme in particular:http://english.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast/36564197/

For my own part, my new blog Mancunian Wave- a glimpse of Greater Manchester, notes the visit of Yuri Gagarin to Manchester in July 1961, at: http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/  

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