Yuri's Night, the 53rd Anniversary of Man's First Voyage to Space

On this day in 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to enter outer space and orbit our planet. Tonight, science and space fans worldwide celebrate this milestone of human exploration with Yuri's Night. Mika McKinnon tells us more about the man, his voyage, and the ways we honor him today. » 4/12/14 8:00pm 4/12/14 8:00pm

This Cosmically Gorgeous Watch Honors Yuri Gagarin for All Time

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic journey into space, Bernhard Lederer has designed the Gagarin Tourbillon watch. How does a lux timepiece pay tribute? The design itself is inspired by Gagarin's Vostok space capsule, while a orbital flying tourbillon rotates counterclockwise around the… » 4/12/11 4:40pm 4/12/11 4:40pm

The Tragic Story of a Russian Cosmonaut Who Was Sent into Space Knowing He Would Die

Vladimir Komarov, a cosmonaut, knew he was going to die when he left Earth for space on the Soyuz 1. His friend Yuri Gagarin, the first human to reach outer space, knew Komarov would too. But Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union, wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Communist Revolution with a… » 3/20/11 8:00pm 3/20/11 8:00pm