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Yuri Gagarin

We finally know what really killed the 1st man in space
Jun 17, 2013

Seems the plane crash that killed legendary cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was more complex than we were told.

7 things you might not know about 1st man in space Yuri Gagarin
Dec 14, 2012

Fifty years ago today, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was strapped into the Vostok 1 capsule and shot upward at 17,000 mph, making him the first human in space. To mark the occasion of 50 years of human spaceflight, here are a few lesser-known facts about the life of the Hero of the Soviet Union.