Wednesday, April 12, 2006

man in space

On April 12th 1961, 45 years ago today, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space. Exactly 25 years later, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen flew America's first Space Shuttle flight into orbit.

3 comments:

Scott said...

Just curious, how long has it been since the muppets put the

PIGS IN SPAAAAAAAAACCCCCECCC!!!!!!!!

the real scott said...

that should be

SPAAAAAAAACCCCCCEEEEEE!!!!!

pastor mike said...

Pigs in Space - what an awesome segment... the astral adventures of the S.S. SwineTrek, a pig-shaped spaceship helmed by the dashing but overbearing Capt. Link Hogthrob, crewed by quirky Dr. Julius Strangepork (an obvious take on Peter Sellers' Dr. Strangelove) and of course Miss Piggy, the uptight diva of the Muppet Theater.
The segment was so popular that during the height of his fame Luke Skywalker himself (played by Mark Hamill) once joined the crew of the SwineTrek, bringing with him his droids, C-3P0 and R2-D2. link