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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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