BirthdayMarch 9, 1934

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Yuri Gagarin

    Full name: Yuri Gagarin
    Also known as: Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin, Yuri Gagarin, Gagarin, Yuri Alexeyevich, Юрий Гагарин
    Professions: Soviet cosmonaut
    Work: First human spaceflight

  2. Yuri Gagarin Measurements

    Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)

  3. Yuri Gagarin Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 27th of March, 1968 (Age: 34)

  4. Yuri Gagarin Biography

    Template:Eastern Slavic nameYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Russian-Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1 mission (which ended in a fatal crash). Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died in 1968 when the MiG-15 training jet he was piloting crashed.

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