Yuri Gagarin - First Human in outer space

by   SJRANJAN

Yuri Gagarin

Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person into outer space, when Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 1961 .
 
He travelled about 108 minutes in the spaceship .
 
He was awarded with many medals , including Hero of the Soviet Union , which was the nation's highest honour .
 
Gagarin was born in the Smolensk Oblast, Russia on 9 March 1934 . In his early ages he showed intrest on space and planets . 
 
After completing his schooling, he entered into flight training (military) . Later he joined Soviet Air Force and becomes Senior Lieutenant .
 
In the year 1960 , he was choosen for "Soviet space program" , and later he got chance to travel in space .
 
In the year of 1968 he died in a jet crash .

 

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