When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space. And I must find a telephone to call Moscow.

Yuri Gagarin,

the first human to travel to space; upon re-entry Gagarin landed 280 kilometers away from the intended landing site, to the surprise of a farmer and his daughter who watched him fall from the sky (via

whats-out-there

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HELLO FELLOW CITIZENS I AM A CITIZEN JUST LIKE YOU DEFINITELY NOT AN ALIEN NOW TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADERS

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