50 years ago on 12th April 1961 was not like any other day, it was a day to be remembered when Yuri Gagarin became the first human to take a journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit around the Earth. It was just a 108 minutes that changed the world.
His news spread all over the globe and Russian citizen’s flood out to the streets. Hardly there was anyone on the planet who didn’t know the first man to fly to the stars the Great “Yuri Gagarin”
It was his smile that charmed the world and his great spirit that helped launch a new Era in history of mankind. Yuri Gagarin was the first to see what no other person has seen in the history of humanity… the earth from outer space.
Like any other child, when I was 8, I was curious about space, planets, moon and stars, that is the same year I read about Yuri Gagarin for the first time. The courage he had was one of a kind; he risked his life and took a Journey that literally shook the world.
Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the First Man to leave the world behind. The man that showed us there is no limit to human abilities. He taught the world a lesson “Believe in the impossible.”
Which brings me to this famous quote that says: “The sky is the limit.” Ok, hold on a second… Are you sure? The sky is the limit? Hmmm… I must disagree! To anyone who said & believed that the sky is the limit, they were wrong. Well, after 1961 they were wrong.
-- There is no limit.
A simple sentence that challenges the human mind and abilities to believe in the impossible…. Remember “There is no limit.”
The next time you look at the sky, stars, moon hold a minute of silence and let it sink in that humans have been there. Because after 50, 100 years people won’t remember our economy or political issues, they will remember the turning point in the history of humanity, they will remember Yuri Gagarin who made everything feel easy and possible to achieve.
There is no doubt that Yuri Gagarin is still a great source of inspiration of the astronauts of our time. This is an attribute to Yuri Gagarin that helped us understand life more than we ever dreamed.