50th Anniversary of Man in Space!

12 Apr

My dh is a child of the 1960’s.  He is a *few* <wink, wink> years older than I am.  He remembers Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.  He remembers the Apollo 13 happenings.  He remembers so much of this part of our history, it is not funny!  He loves everything to do with NASA and the space program.  He is my true nerd, and I love him for it!!!!

Well, I didn’t know, but of course he did, that today is the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin being launched into orbit around the Earth.

Yuri Gagarin

I don’t know a lot about the space program…or the Soviet space program during the beginning of space exploration….what I do know is that without Yuri Gagarin and the Soviet space program we would not have had man on the moon, the Mars Rover, the Hubble Telescope, or even know as much as we do about the other planets, moons and solar systems our Great God has created to point to His glory!

Take a minute, look around the news sites, and learn a little more about the beginning of the “Space Race”.

Genesis 1:14 – 19

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.


One Response to “50th Anniversary of Man in Space!”

  1. Mojo April 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Well you know what they say. SPACE…..the Final Frontier!!

    While we beat the Soviets in the race to the moon, it would be arrogant and improper not to acknowledge their contribution to the conquest of space (or at least near earth orbit.) I’m so glad that after Slayton shook hands with Leonov in the final Apollo mission, that we began to cooperate and now it would be difficult to imagine any sort of space effort that our friends the Russians are not also a part of.

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