Title: Tribute to Yuri Gagarin, 1st astronaut
created on 25 Jul 09

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1. a4e4ka wrote:
 April 12, 1961 the whole world learned his name. He would be 75 today...
2. mebu27 wrote:
 this is great!
3. Arw65 wrote:
 wow, this is awesome. great job!
4. a4e4ka wrote:
 Thank you! I wish I had the talent to show his unforgettable smile!..
5. crfanf wrote:
 Beautiful!!! :)
6. raydog wrote:
 Was Yuri some one that left a profound impact into your life?
7. a4e4ka wrote:
 Certainly! I remember that day! First man in space!We were kids and everyone was dreaming of the future and endless possibilities of stretching our world to infinity! We had this feeling that nothing is impossible for the mankind to accomplish...
8. picasso2 wrote:
 Wow! Good job! A lovely tribute.
9. gwinnyb wrote:
 I remember it well, a wonderful tribute and a beautiful earth
10. sheftali52 wrote:
 This is magnificent!
11. lilalee wrote:
 Yes, a wonderful tribute. I do remember that day well, looking towards the future with bright eyes!!
12. pollyesther wrote:
 Very NICE work! love it!
13. kmkagle wrote:
 We did forget, didn't we? This is a wonderful pic.
14. horses wrote:
 Wow...it doesn't get better than this
15. moodyqueen wrote:
 One of the best!
16. Robindcr8l wrote:
 This is fantastic, and I feel the same way about space travel proving that anyone can do ANYTHING! Great tribute!
17. marius wrote:
 Very nice!
18. polenta wrote:
 excellent a4. Does anyone remember a dog called something like LIKA or LAIKA?
19. Login wrote:
 Laika ... the first creature in space (as far as we Know).
20. a4e4ka wrote:
 Laika is the breed(husky). The names of 2 dogs-astronauts: Belka (Squirrel) and Strelka (Arrow)
21. Login wrote:
 Firstly I must correct myself(embarrassed smile); dogs were not the first creatures to be sent into space.
22. Login wrote:
 Take a look at this link ... http://www.spacetoday.org/Astronauts
/Animals/Dogs.htmlLaika
23. Login wrote:
 ... delete the space in 'Astronaut s'
24. Login wrote:
 Laika, meaning 'barker' in Russian, was the first dog ... she did not survive the flight. Belka and Strelka were about 5th/6th.
25. Login wrote:
 I really really like your drawing ... excellent tribute.
26. a4e4ka wrote:
 I can give you the links to the russian websites,if you want,but here is one from Google http://www.russianspaceweb.c
om/spacecraft_manned_first.html.It is in English.Gives you everything in the cronological order, even the names of the first couple of do
27. a4e4ka wrote:
 dogs,they were not lucky to survive.
28. a4e4ka wrote:
 ANd you are right, laika means barker. In Russia husky is called so because when the hunted bears they barked at them, letting the hunters know that they foung and chased the bear.
29. a4e4ka wrote:
 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar
ticle/0,9171,939192,00.html - Another link
30. a4e4ka wrote:
 Sorry for the mistakes - with the dual alphabetic keyboard I often hit the wrong buttons...
31. a4e4ka wrote:
 And, Login, I appreciate your comments on my pictures. Thank you.
32. artycat wrote:
 ooo, this is really good!
33. Login wrote:
 I've just watched the replay ... it's fascinating seeing that face emerge. It deserves to make Top 5.
34. matthew wrote:
 oh wow... i missed this 1... how wonderful...
35. Luna wrote:
 Congratulations on top 5!
36. Arw65 wrote:
 Gratz on top 5!
37. kyung wrote:
 Congratulations on top 5!
38. pollyesther wrote:
 gratz on top 5!
39. inked_gemini wrote:
 Congratulations. Excellent picture!
40. marius wrote:
 congratulations on top 5!
41. lilalee wrote:
 Happy smile just for you!!
42. Gemini8 wrote:
 Congratulations! I wish I could go into space! :)



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