I tripped across this little tale about the Observers Science Editor Robin McKie and his encounter with Yuri Gagarin.
At least he had the excuse of being only eleven years old. Three years ago I was fortunate enough to attend the Interplanetary Explorers Conference dinner when they splashed down in Edinburgh. My right hand, I often boast, has shaken three hands that have been in space! The astronauts and cosmonauts I met were real super men and women. They were such brave and inspiring people and they were in Scotland speaking to school children up and down the country about their real life space adventures.