April 12 marks the 60th anniversary of the first spaceflight, when Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin circled the earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes on Vostok I. This event has incredible historic, cultural and scientific meaning, affecting our vision of the cosmos still to this day.
Hear from Prof. Philip Gleissner (SEELC), Dr. Epp Annus (SEELC), Dr. Andrei Cretu (SEELC) and MFA candidate Morgan Fox (English) as they address the significance of humankind’s first spaceflight. From an original novel reading, to Soviet rockets, to understanding the Space Age at its intersection with consumerism and nationalism, please join us in conversation and commemoration of this historic event!
Register for Zoom: go.osu.edu/gagarin