What is the feat of Gagarin?
Once, at a lecture by cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev, my classmate Danya (Daniil) naively asked:
- What is the feat of Gagarin?
Cosmonaut Lebedev sighed, looked good-naturedly at all of us and replied:
- Danya, have you seen a ten-story building?
- Well, let's pretend it's all fuel. And you are sitting in a small sphere at the top of this fuel. People light the flame and tell you a parting word: Yura, you will definitely come back, we have calculated everything.
Gagarin was the first person who was in space. And he was the first person who gave us opportunity for travel to Moon.