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NEWSWEEK COVER APRIL 24, 1961

Copyright 1961 by NEWSWEEK, INC.

The NEWSWEEK cover of the April 24, 1961 issue featured THE VOYAGE OF YURI GARARIN who was the first man to orbit the Earth in a spacecraft. Contents of the magazine included a detailed description of Yuri Gagarin's space flight. Gagarin's flight of April 12, 1961 was man's first venture into the cosmos. Russia had won the prize of putting the first man in space. At 5-foot 2-inches in height and 153 pounds in weight, Gagarin, indeed, became the first space "jockey" riding his steed into the lead in the space race with the United States of America.


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Picture of the logo of NASA Johnson Space Center's Automation, Robotics, and 
Simulation Division.  The logo depicts a robot extended arm and hand.  The robotic 
hand holds Mars in its grasp.