Thursday, April 12, 2007

Poyekhali!

Happy cosmonautics day everyone! For once, I actually remembered ... I wonder how that could be? ;-) (insider joke, forgive me). Like every years, there's (wild) parties been thrown to mark the event all around the world. Check the official web site of Yuri's Night to find one near you (there's one in downtown Vancouver, but I'll stay home ... I'm not much of a party goer).

To mark the event, Ivan Safronov have posted two excellent videos (Russian audio track only) on his web site on Gagarin's flight (#1 & #2). A must see for every space enthusiat :-)

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Blogger Jeffrey said...

http://www.prometheus-music.com/audio/fireinthesky.mp3

Fire in the Sky by Jordin Kare
Performed by Kristopher Klover

Prometheus they say brought God's fire down to man
and we caught it, tamed it, trained it since our history began
Now we're going back to heaven just to look him him in the eye
and there's a thunder 'cross the land and a fire in the sky

Gagarin was the first back in Nineteen Sixty-One
when like Icarus unbounded he climbed to reach the Sun
And he knew he might not make it for it's never hard to die
but he lifted off the pad and rode fire in the sky

But a higher goal was calling and we vowed we make it soon
and we gave ourselves a decade to put fire on the Moon
Apollo showed the world we can do it if we try
and there was one small step and fire in the sky

But two decades from Gagarin, twenty years to the day
came a shuttle named Columbia to open up the way
they says she's just a truck but she's a truck that's aiming high
see her big jets burning, see her fire in the sky

Yet the Gods do not give lightly of the powers they have made
and with Challenger and Seven the price was once again paid
though a nation watched her falling yet a world could only cry
as they passed from us to glory riding fire in the sky

Now the rest is up to us there's a future to be won
we must turn our faces outward, we must do what must be done
no cradle lasts forever, every bird must learn to fly
and we're going to the stars! See our Fire In The Sky!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Start your ow party! It can be as simple as a couple of friends and your favorite stack of sci-fi movies and space documentaries. More parties means more people means more awareness of the possibilities manned spaceflight.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Pol said...

This is perfect because there are alot people who want to know about these events, and that's nice, I'm gonna celebrate this buying something special in iserve pharmacy.

6:24 AM  

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