Among the organisational changes made by the UK Ministry of Defence since the last DSEI show in September 2019, the establishment of a dedicated Space Command is one of the most significant recent developments.
Sixty years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the Earth from space – and one of the 20th century’s most famous figures. This is an edited version of Flight’s 20 April 1961 report on the event.
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