ESA’s DG on 50 years of human spaceflight

Yuri Gagarin
12 April 2011

On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space. Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, looks back at this historic event and how fifty years of human spaceflight have shaped our society. He highlights the importance of international cooperation and discusses his personal motivation and passion for space.

Interview with Jean-Jacques Dordain (Yuri's Night)

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