Hello world!

When I was little my mother told me that I was born in the Space Age. This was not a loose remark. She would go on to tell me that I was meant to be born on the 12th of April, the day that Gagarin made his orbit of the Earth. I came later on the 28th, so I was well and truely a child of the Space Age. Gagarin is part of my personal legend, so at the start of this UBA Sputnik journey it seems fitting to greet the hero in Dutch – Hoi Gagarin!