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Yuri Gagarin statue, Star City

Yuri Gagarin statue, Star City

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BABAK TAFRESHI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BABAK TAFRESHI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Yuri Gagarin statue and Vostock 1 model. Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968), was a Soviet cosmonaut and the first man in space, He made the first manned space flight on 12 April 1961. He orbited the Earth once in the Vostok 1 spacecraft, a flight that lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes. Gagarin became a hero in the Soviet Union and famous worldwide. He later returned to active service as a test pilot, dying in a crash during a training flight in 1968. His ashes were interred with full military honours in the Kremlin Wall. Photographed at Space Museum, Star City, near Moscow, Russia.

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