Yuri Gagarin: First Human in Space (Fact of the Day)

Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet Pilot and a Cosmonaut. He was renowned for his 108 minute orbit of the Earth in 12 April, 1961 in the Vostok Spacecraft and thus becoming the first human to be in space. Today, its been exactly 50 years since his legendary journey. He was awarded many awards and honors for his huge achievement and the biggest one will be "Hero of the Soviet Union" title. Gagarin died just 7 years after his space journey in a training jet crash.

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