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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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(1957)
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 1963 Geliebt von Millionen (Documentary short)
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 1962 Goluboy ogonyok (TV Series)
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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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Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 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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Personal Quote:

I see the earth! It is beautiful! [first words ever spoken by a human in outer space] See more »

Trivia:

While in orbit he was promoted "in the field" from the lowly rank of Second Lieutenant to Major - and this was the rank at which TASS announced him in its triumphant statement during the flight. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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