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50th Anniversary: First Man In Space
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin blasted off aboard Vostok 1, on April 12, 1961, to become first man in space. The event proved a second political coup for the Soviet Union.
vladimir ilyushin: first man in space
On the brink of a 50th anniversary, Yuri Gagarin is celebrated as first man in space. Gagarin, a handsome test pilot, remains the face of a Russian and Soviet first […]