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Yuri Gagarin’s Boomerang: The First Person To Return From Space And His Encounter with Australia

By Alice Gorman, Flinders University Sixty years ago, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel in space when he completed his historic orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961. It was an extraordinary achievement, but created a… Continue Reading →

Apes, Robots and Men: The Life and Death of the First Space Chimp

By Alice Gorman, Flinders University On January 31, 1961, an intrepid chimpanzee called Ham was launched on a rocket from Cape Canaveral in the United States, and returned to Earth alive. In this process, he became the first hominin in… Continue Reading →

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