The Mercury Program was essential to early space exploration, and the Mercury Seven were certainly trailblazers in the field of astronomy. Although all the astronauts are now deceased, they will live on in history as fearless pioneers who danced with the stars.
Yuri's Night is the unofficial holiday that is celebrated annually on April 12th to commemorate mankind's epic history of space exploration. In honor of Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the first human to launch into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural Space Shuttle mission that lifted off twenty years later on the same date, this world-wide "space party" is recognized in sixty countries.
We take a look at the history of this annual equinox in religion and humanity through legend, myth, and holidays many still celebrate. And we feature our Sun Goddess necklace and other celestial jewelry so you can celebrate in cosmic style!