News of Gagarin's space flight, 1961

News of Gagarin's space flight, 1961

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Caption: News of Gagarin's space flight. Russian news article on Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (upper right, 1934-1968) who became the first human in space, orbiting the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft on 12 April 1961. Following this historic spaceflight Gagarin made global headlines, becoming a hero in the Soviet Union and famous worldwide. This news article, from 'Literaturnaya Gazeta' (Literary Newspaper), was published in Moscow, Russia, on 13 April 1961.

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