Posts Tagged ‘Vostok’

For 52 years, since I was 12 yrs old I always remember today’s anniversary of astronaut Yuri Gagarin’s FIRST trip into space

April 12, 2013
Yuri Gagarin saying hello to the press during ...

Yuri Gagarin saying hello to the press during a visit to Malmö, Sweden 1964. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For 52 years, since I was 12 yrs old I always remember today’s anniversary of astronaut Yuri Gagarin’s FIRST trip into space.

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian:]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

Read here @ Wikipedia

My childhood experiences and childish thoughts

January 27, 2013
View-Master reels from a German Karl May-movie...

View-Master reels from a German Karl May-movie. Picture made by uploader. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This was OUR time in Kalaw Southern Shan State of Burma during late 50’s and early 60’s. There was no TV, Video, Recorder, CD, VCD, Internet, Mobile phone, very rare almost luxurious fixed telephone lines…this View-Master my father bought for us was a wonder for us.View-Master is the trademark name of a line of special-format stereoscopes and corresponding View-Master “reels”, which are thin cardboard disks containing seven stereoscopic 3-D pairs of small color photographs on film.
Apart from movies at cinemas where we went and see once in few months, we sit around the fireplace (quite cold so we need to have a fire place for about 9 months per year).
We have to wait and listen the BBS radio broadcasts of Sein Aung Min, Shwe Man Tin Maung and modern plays.

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