Tomorrow will mark the 50th anniversary of the first man in space. On April 12, 1961 Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, spent 108 minutes in space aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft. It would be his only space flight. Gagarin continued his career designing spacecraft and training other cosmonauts. He died in 1968 when a jet he was piloting crashed.
Gagarin received many honors for his achievement, but perhaps none so great as being immortalized in musical form by French techno-artiste Jean-Michel Jarre: