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 (gə-gär′ĭn), Yuri Alekseyevich 1934-1968.
Soviet cosmonaut. In 1961 he became the first person to travel in space. He was killed during a routine aircraft training mission.


(Russian ɡaˈɡarin)
(Biography) Yuri (ˈjurɪ). 1934–68, Soviet cosmonaut: made the first manned space flight (1961)


(gɑˈgɑr ɪn, gə-)

Yu•ri A•le•kse•ye•vich (ˈyʊər i ˌæl ɪkˈseɪ ə vɪtʃ) 1934–68, Russian astronaut: first person to make an orbital space flight (1961).
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Igor Kuznetsov, a retired Soviet air force colonel, who was investigating the 1968 crash, said Gagarin threw his MiG-15 fighter jet into such a steep dive that he blacked out and crashed into a forest below killing himself and his co-pilot.
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ASTANA (CyHAN)- Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and their backups, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Terry Virts of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, conducted final qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia May 6 and 7.