Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Remembering Gagarin

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's successful first orbital flight here's another picture of the moon (taken this time with small tripod).


Tillerman said...

I can't see the tripod. It must be very small.

JP said...

Oops, maybe the Apollo astronauts forgot to leave one behind :(

Baydog said...

Unlike the golfballs and retro-reflectors that litter the moonscape

O Docker said...

I think it's very cool that the Soviet Union had an actual 'hero' medal, which Gagarin won for completing his historic flight.

Anyone can claim to be a hero, but it's much easier to substantiate that when you have the medal to prove it.

Imagine how handy such a thing would be for resolving barroom disputes or for getting parking validated. And it must have looked great on an online dating resume:

Six feet, muscular build, trim, non-smoker, Hero of the Soviet Union.

Tillerman said...

O Docker. You can buy your own hero medal for 39 cents on amazon.com.

But I do agree with you. I think the US should have a "Hero of the Republic" medal. But it would probably end up getting awarded to the likes of the Koch brothers and Barry Bonds.

JP said...

...or even a paper weight?