by Frankie Stocks at National File
The nonprofit Space Foundation erased the name of Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to enter outer space, from their “Yuri’s Night” space conference. The conference was given the stale new corporate name of “A Celebration of Space: Discover What’s Next,” citing his Gagarin’s ethnicity and “current world events.”
According to The Space Foundation, attendees spend time at the conference learning and talking about the present and future of space exploration. They also spend time examining the history of space exploration, making the erasure of Gagarin’s name an even more bizarre move, considering the central role he plays in the human history of outer space.
Ironically, Yuri Gagarin never actually represented Russia…Continue Reading