Have I missed something?
struggle against adversity
== Being the first man to get into a rocket!
achieve a noble aim
== being the first man to LEAVE OUR PLANET!!
Just for clarity, I shall restate the last bit..
Being the first man in history to leave Earth. The actual Earth. The Earth. Mother Earth. Leave it.
[mind continues to boggle at the courage]
😀Posted 7 years agoJunkyardMember
FFS you must be troling. He got into a rocket left the earth and his re-entry method involved crossing his fingers. WTF constitutes brave for your hero compass becaus it seems broken.
The Vostok capsule had limited thruster capability. As such, the reentry path and orientation could not be controlled after the capsule had separated from the engine system. This meant that the capsule had to be protected from reentry heat on all sides, thus explaining the spherical design (as opposed to Project Mercury’s conical design), which allowed for maximum volume while minimizing the external surface. Some control of the capsule reentry orientation was possible by way of positioning of the heavy equipment to offset the vehicle center of gravity, which also maximized the chance of the cosmonaut surviving g-forces while in a horizontal position. Even then, the cosmonaut experienced 8 to 9g.
I’m sure he was very brave in reality. However on face reading, just because he did something cool doesn’t automatically make him heroic. There could be bravery or actual heroism in the details of the story, I dunno.
Here’s another one for you. Does courage necessarily confer hero status?Posted 7 years ago
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