Google Doodle Theme: 50th Anniversary of first space flight
Google created a special logo celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight.
It all happened on April 12, 1961 when a Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin rode the Vostok 1 space craft into orbit, the first human to reach outer space.
He became an international celebrity and that first flight pushed in an era of space travel and exploration which turned out to be available to regular people through commercial space flight projects like Virgin Galactic.
When the clock reached 12 in other parts of the world, the logo tribute became available.