50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space

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Apr 12, 2011

Yuri Gagarin made headlines and history as the first man to launch into space back in 1961. This doodle was a particularly fun project because it allowed me to research everything from mid-century toy packaging to vintage space-race posters. Together with one or our engineers, we made the Vostok spacecraft launch when users roll over the doodle.

posted by Jennifer Hom

Location: Global

Tags: Space, Historical Moment, Yuri Gagarin, Animation, Astronaut, Stars, shuttle, space suit