Space Exhibition: Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin…He was the first

WHEN: March 12, 2011 at 12pm – 6pm

WHERE: RCC “Our Texas” (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

Opening Reception – 1:00 p.m.

Our special guests – cosmonauts from Russia, Roman Romanenko and Maksim Surayev, and astronauts Chris A. Hadfield & Randy Bresnik.

Unique photo exhibition devoted to celebration of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first flight in space from Moscow museum.

On April 12, 1961 the first earthling escaped the gravity well of planet earth. In the spaceship Vostok 1, Senior Lieutenant Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin orbited earth one time at an altitude of 187 3/4 miles (302 kilometers) for 108 minutes at 18,000 miles an hour. He was the first man to see that the earth was indeed round, indeed mostly water, and indeed magnificent.

After the flight, Gagarin became a worldwide celebrity, a symbol of the whole epoch and the triumph of science, but people still remember him as a charming young man with a magnificent smile which warmed the hearts of millions…

Admission is free

Wine will be served

For more information call 713-395-3301 or e-mail

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

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