Tank battles and history will collide this month as the makers of the free-to-play game “World of Tanks” honor the legacy of famed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin for the 60th anniversary of his historic launch into space. 

Gagarin’s historic launch on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961 kicked off the era of human spaceflight that continues to this day. To celebrate, “World of Tanks” developer Wargaming has launched its “To The Stars!” event, which recruits Gagarin into the game along with Vostok 1 themed goodies for players. The event launched Wednesday (April 7 ) and runs through April 19.