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50 years ago today a historic event took place and here on Hacker Public Radio we take time out to celebrate the occaision with recordings of the Radio communications between Yuri Gagarin, Sergei Korolev and Ground Control during launch. Then we listen to a 45 rpm record at the Soviet Exhibition in London in 1961.
Comment #1 posted on 2011-04-13T14:37:24Z by pokey
Very compelling episode
I never knew any of this. I know it was just a computer reading Wikipedia, but I could feel my heart rate increase just a bit during this "reading." Excellent selection. Thanks Ken.
Comment #2 posted on 2011-04-23T16:39:41Z by klaatu
space travel is a hoax and doesn't exist. i saw it on tv.
Comment #3 posted on 2011-04-25T16:24:44Z by Space Travel
On the contrairy
I am very real, and you can't stop me. You're traveling through space right now, and you're not even trying.
Klaatu, on the other hand, does not exist. He is a recursive figment of his own imagination.
Comment #4 posted on 2011-05-18T19:25:05Z by Buffalo Pete
Hearing Gagarin's voice during that flight is...amazing. Truly, he was speaking from the frontier. Everyone who's ever gone into space since, whether into orbit, to the ISS, or even to the moon, has in some way been following Yuri. But that day, he was truly going where no man had gone before.
Great show, Ken.
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