Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space -- the date was April 12, 1961. Twenty years later on April 12, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen got on board the space shuttle Columbia, a craft that looked more like a plane that a rocket ship. It launched an entirely new era in space flight.
This week in iReport, we received a lot of compelling content. iReporters captured images of the shuttle Atlantis roaring into space. An iReporter shared a beautiful story of how one town is giving a dying boy a Christmas wish. We've also got lots of footage of "New Moon" fans excited for the big premiere. We've got all this and more in this week's video wrap-up.
NASA scrubbed space shuttle Atlantis' planned Sunday launch after a cut-off sensor designed to gauge the fuel level of the external liquid hydrogen tank failed another test, a space agency spokesman said.