[Yuri Gagarin Museum]


Yuri Gagarin -
The First Human Of Our Earth In The Space

The First Spaceman

Yuri Gagarin was born March 9, 1934 (Klushino, Russia)
Died March 27, 1968 (Near Moscow, Russia).

In 1957 the former Soviet Union launched Sputnik,
the first man-made space satellite object.

Four years later, on April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut (astronaut) number 1
Yuri Gagarin made a successful orbit of Earth aboard the spacecraft Vostok.

As the first human to fly in space, Gagarin represented a technical triumph for the Soviet Union.

Although Gagarin did not make another space flight,
he remained a national hero and a leader in Russia's cosmonaut training program.
His death during a training mission in 1968 was mourned throughout the Soviet Union.

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