Gagarin post-flight holiday, June 1961

Gagarin post-flight holiday, June 1961

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Caption: Gagarin post-flight holiday. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) became the first human in space, orbiting the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft on 12 April 1961. Following this historic spaceflight, Gagarin became a hero in the Soviet Union and famous worldwide. Here, during a post-flight holiday, he is relaxing on a bench while wearing a sun hat. Photographed in Russia, on 15 June 1961.

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