The story

Yuri Gagarin


Soviet Cosmonaut (9/3 / 1934-27 / 3/1968). He is the first man to man a spacecraft. Yuri Aleksevich Gagarin is born on a collective farm in Khouchino, Gjatski district, today Gagarin, Russia. The son of a carpenter, he attends a vocational school near Moscow to form a molder.

He completed his course in 1951 and continued his studies at Saratov Industrial College, while learning to fly airplanes at the Air Force Cadet School in Orenburg. It finishes training in the Air Force in 1957.

He is chosen to fly the small Vostok 1 spacecraft, launched on April 12, 1961. With it, he makes his way around Earth in 1 hour and 29 minutes. Seeing our planet from space, he utters a phrase that goes down in history: "The earth is blue!" For prowess, you receive the Order of Lenin medal.

Returns as a hero of the Soviet Union and takes part in the training of other cosmonauts. Dies in an air crash during an experimental flight near Moscow.