At 09:07 Moscow time, the masts drew away, the final countdown began, and command start sounded. The cigar-shaped rocket took off, while those remaining on the land heard famous phrase “Off we go!” Long speeches are not required for making it into history. The same is true for long periods of time. 108 minutes later, at 10:55 senior lieutenant Yuri Gagarin landed in the rank of major having scared to death collective farmer Anna Takhtarova and her granddaughter who were working at that time on the field of collective farm Lenin’s Way. Thus it is evident that the legend of cosmonautics had brought two stars from the sky.
Information provided by the Scientific Russia News Agency. Media outlet’s registration certificate: IA No. FS77-62580 issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media on July 31, 2015.
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