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Yuri Gagarin (1934–1968)

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first man to enter deep space on April 12, 1961, when the Soviet cosmonaut made a flight that orbited Earth lasting one hour and 48 minutes in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. This accomplishment made the smiling Soviet pilot internationally famous as the first man to venture into space, the final frontier. The feat ... See full bio »

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Alternate Names:

Juri Gagarin | Yuriy Gagarin

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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I don't know whether I'm the first man in space, or the last dog in space. [Joking about disabled manual controls on his space ship] See more »

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On March 27, 1968, he was killed in a crash of a MiG-15 on a routine training flight near Moscow together with his instructor. It is uncertain what caused the crash, but a 1986 inquiry suggests that the turbulence from a Su-11 interceptor airplane using its afterburners may have caused his plane to go out of control. Weather conditions were also poor, which probably contributed to the inability ... See more »

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