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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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 1963 Geliebt von Millionen (Documentary short)
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 1961 A Man Has Returned from Space (Documentary short)
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 1957 Was sieht man Neues? (TV Series)
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1 Print Biography | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Colonel Yuri Gagarin | Jurij Gagarin | 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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After the space flight, he became an instant, worldwide celebrity, touring widely to promote the Soviet achievement. He proved quite adept at handling the publicity. However, it appeared to gradually wear him down, and he became a heavy drinker as a result. See more »

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