Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Roushie: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; 9 Mairch 1934 – 27 Mairch 1968) wis a Soviet pilot an cosmonaut. He wis the first human tae jurney intae ooter space whan his Vostok spacecraft completit an orbit o the Yird on 12 Apryle 1961.[1]

Yuri Gagarin
Юрий Гагарин
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Soviet cosmonaut
The first human in space
BornYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
9 Mairch 1934(1934-03-09)
Klushino, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
Dee'd27 Mairch 1968(1968-03-27) (aged 34)
Novosyolovo, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
Ither thrift
RankColonel (Polkovnik), Soviet Air Forces
Time in space
1 oor, 48 minutes
SelectionAir Force Group 1
MissionsVostok 1
AwairdsHero o the Soviet Union Order o Lenin

Gagarin becam an internautional celebrity an wis awairdit mony medals an teetles, includin Hero o the Soviet Union, the naition's heichest honour. Vostok 1 merked his anerly spaceflicht, but he served as backup crew tae the Soyuz 1 mission (that endit in a fatal crash). Gagarin later becam depute trainin director o the Cosmonaut Trainin Centre ootside Moscow, that wis later named efter him. Gagarin dee'd in 1968 whan the MiG-15 trainin jet he wis pilotin crashed. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awairds the Yuri A. Gagarin Gowd Medal in his honour.

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  1. Wilson, Jim (13 Apryle 2011). "Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space" (in Inglis). NASA. Archived frae the original on 14 Mairch 2023. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2023.