In 1964, Gagarin took up the challenge of designing the Soviets' first spaceplane. ->
In the early days of the Soviet space program, there were a number of phantom cosmonauts apparently killed in the line of duty.
Yuri Gagarin may have been the first man in space, but the record of his landing was deliberately falsified by the Soviet Union.
Peanuts aren't the only NASA tradition. There are vests, too, and steak. And communal beans!
The Dyna-Soar, which might have been history's first space shuttle, was unceremoniously cancelled in 1963.