Organizers for the Yuri’s Night DC event previously held at Science Club will be hosting a free event at Red Rocks on H Street this year. The event celebrates the first human in space Yuri Gagarin who orbited Earth on April 12, 1961 aboard Vostok 1. Interestingly, April 12 also marks the anniversary of the first shuttle launch in 1981.
Check this picture out, it’s a stunning shot of the today’s Expedition 36 Soyuz landing. You can see the retro rockets firing before impact.
Q: What leaves a crater 150-200 meters in size about 2.5 Kilometers from a launch pad?
A: One Russian Proton-M launch failure at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.