Cosm marks Gagarin's historic voyage
(and travels back in time to 1961... sort of)
Fifty One years ago today, an unknown Russian cosmonaut climbed into a rocket, left the planet and became the first human to travel into space – 108 minutes later, he returned as a national hero of Soviet Russia and an international celebrity.
To mark this historic occasion, I sent Cosm back in time to see how it might have looked in 1961 (with the added benefit of hindsight). So click on the images below to read Cosm (circa 1961) – Amazing science news from the Future!