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Celebrating 40 Years of Humans in Space

A coordinated series of worldwide parties commemorates the first human space flight by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on this date in 1961. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to George Whiteside, the organizer of the event, and Tony Watson, a deejay who will link the parties with the music he plays on the Internet.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.