In 11 days, humanity will celebrate the first of its kind to go to Outer Space on April 12, 1961: Yuri Gagarin. Of course a hero of the Soviet Union, and an icon of the cold war during those days. But now, he is a hero for humankind, as one day we will leave planet Earth and travel to the Stars and memorize that he was the one that took first step.
Many celebrate this day with Yuri's Night parties. Find one here, or organize one yourself!: www.yurisnight.net