On April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space while flying aboard the Vostok spacecraft. The Russian cosmonaut’s feat is honored internationally to this day.
You can spot Gagarin’s name in the auto-transcripts in the NASA audio collection on Pop Up Archive. The collection features everything from flight simulations to space education programs for Boy Scouts.
One highlight: listen to this amazing conversation call from President Obama to Commander Scott Altman on the Atlantis space shuttle servicing the Hubble Telescope:
Check out the whole NASA audio collection right here!