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Six years after his space flight, Yuri Gagarin was killed in a plane crash during a training flight. His eldest daughter Elena is now the director
In 1961, for the first time, a man left earth and travelled into space. Yuri Gagarin was born in 1934 to a peasant family in western Russia. He
Russians have begun a series of celebrations to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first ever manned space flight. Officials in Moscow
This week 50 years ago, for the first time in human history, a man left the Earth and travelled in space. Who was Yuri Gagarin, how did that flight
Half a century after the first manned flight into space, a Soyuz rocket has blasted off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on a mission to the orbiting
A Russian Soyuz-21 spacecraft is going through final pre-flight checks at the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan. The crew, which includes an