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Activity Smolensk Group, , . 1 30 2017 56- , .

March 9, 2017. Yuri Alekseyevitch Gagarin (1934 - 1968) would have been 83 today. He became the first human ever to travel into space on April 12, 1961, flying into orbit around Earth for 89.1 minutes in Russias Vostok 1 spacecraft. He circled the Earth once and flew as high as 200 miles (327 km). The entire mission, from launching to landing lasted 108 minutes.

Special event stations R12APR (QSL via R3LO), R1934G (QSL via R3LC), RG61PP (QSL via RZ3LC) will be active from 1 March to 30 April to commemorate the 56th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first manned flight into outer space (12 April 1961). See on website for complete information on the event, online logs and the relevant awards.

We accept paper QSL cards via bureau or direct (with SASE, NO IRC, please) or 3 USD PayPal request.


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