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Manneken Pis dressed in spacesuit

The symbolic statue ‘Manneken Pis’ in Brussels was dressed as a cosmonaut to honour the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first man in

The symbolic statue ‘Manneken Pis’ in Brussels was dressed as a cosmonaut to honour the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first man in

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Moscow celebrates Gagarin's flight anniversary

From piles of flowers laid in the city’s Gagarin Square to space cadet swearing-in ceremonies in the Cosmonaut Memorial museum, Russia proudly

From piles of flowers laid in the city’s Gagarin Square to space cadet swearing-in ceremonies in the Cosmonaut Memorial museum, Russia proudly

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Gagarin in his daughter's words

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

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

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Gagarin, boldly going where no man had gone before

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

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

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Russia celebrates years of man in space

Russians have begun a series of celebrations to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first ever manned space flight. Officials in Moscow

Russians have begun a series of celebrations to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first ever manned space flight. Officials in Moscow

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Gagarin through the eyes of those who knew him

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

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

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Lift-off, 50 years after Gagarin's first space trip

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

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

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Soyuz prepares for ISS space flight

A Russian Soyuz-21 spacecraft is going through final pre-flight checks at the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.   The crew, which includes an

A Russian Soyuz-21 spacecraft is going through final pre-flight checks at the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.   The crew, which includes an