On April 12 we, Eastern European kids, get excited about Yuri Gagarin's first trip into space. In this picture, Gagarin is sippin' a cocktail accompanied by Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.
Gagarin's first words upon returning to Earth were: "I am a friend, comrades, a friend!" He said that to a woman and a girl near where his capsule landed. The woman asked: "Can it be that you have come from outer space?" to which Gagarin replied: "As a matter of fact, I have!"
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