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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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Juri Gagarin | Yuriy Gagarin

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5' 2" (1.57 m)
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I could have gone on flying through space forever. [on the first manned space flight, quoted in the New York Times, 14 April 1961] See more »

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Rumors that he was drunk during his fatal flight are incorrect. He passed two medical examinations before the flight, and post-mortem tests found no evidence of alcohol or drugs in his system. A new theory, advanced by the original crash investigator in 2005, hypothesises that a cabin vent was accidentally left open by the crew or the previous pilot, thus leading to oxygen deprivation and leaving ... See more »

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