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50th Anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight

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On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin Alexeevich, became the first human to completely leave the Earth’s atmosphere.  The flight of Vostok 1 lasted just 108 minutes, and this cosmonaut marked a major milestone in human history.  This 10 Ruble coin was released by Russia on December 1, 2011.  Many thanks to Numismática Visual for the 411 on this cool coin.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 13, 2011 at 7:13 am

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