Spacecraft History: Vostok 1
Vostok 1 (Russian: Восток-1, East 1 or Orient 1) was the first spaceflight in the Vostok program and the first human spaceflight in history. The Vostok 3KA spacecraft was launched on April 12, 1961. The flight took Yuri Gagarin, a cosmonaut from the Soviet Union, into space. The flight marked the first time that a human entered outer space, as well as the first orbital flight of a manned vehicle. Vostok 1 was launched by the Soviet space program, and was designed by Soviet engineers guided by Sergei Korolev under the supervision of Kerim Kerimov and others.
[via the wonderful crookedindifference]
Route: St. Louis > Denpasar (Bali) > Kuala Lumpur > Bangkok > Beijing > Rome >London >Reykjavik > New York > St. Louis (3.5 months)
Price: $3258 Average cost of 1 flight: $325.80
America’s Welcome Mat | NYT
“We might reconsider the wisdom of… grilling [travelers] about their sexual health and genocidal activities… and whether they collaborated with the Nazis.”
NYT: High & Low Dining: Barcelona
My talented friend, Stefan Boublil, has finally started a travel-mag Tumblr for his theaptFAMILY, which will first focus on their trip to Catalonia in August. If you know of great “people to meet, places to see, and breads to gorge on,” let him know and he in return will enlighten us by one of his witty, insightful reviews.
Welcome to Tumblr, mon ami.
so many places i haven’t seen yet. so many places i can still dream about.
I love this whole series by RAPHA. It’s a beautiful way to see the country in less than two minutes, and dream: MT, TX, LA, SD, OK, CO, NM, NY.
Hotel Salto Chico in Chilean Patagonia, by Germán del Sol architects
It was conceived as an exploration base site. At explora, we prefer refinement to luxury; plenty of hot and cold water, comfortable temperatures in winter and summer, tasty meals both during explorations and at the hotel, privacy, silence and darkness at night.
I’ll see you in July.