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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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Visitors will be able to discover how the USSR became the first nation to explore space with the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, followed four years later by the first man in orbit, Yuri Gagarin.
On this day in 1961, Russian pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first human to travel in outer space and orbit the Earth.
In Russia and many former soviet republics, Cosmonautics Day has been celebrated each April 12 since the 1961 flight of Yuri Gagarin on that date.
IN 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to go into orbit, beating the Americans by almost a year.
1961: The Russians made the first manned space flight with Yuri Gagarin (above) in Vostok 1.
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