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27/03/1968 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin dies

Gagarin was the first man to fly into outer space. He completed one orbit of the Earth in 1961. The design of his spaceship, Vostok 1, was supervised by Sergei Korolev. Gagarin instantly became a celebrity. Later he worked as a deputy training director of the Soviet Cosmonaut Training Centre. Gagarin died in the crash of the MiG-15 jet.


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  • Early life and education 

  • Soviet Air Force 

  • Soviet space program 

  • After the Soviet space program 

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  • Legacy and tributes