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Gagarin - First Man in Space

Gagarin in his space suit.
Credit: Russian Institute of Radionavigation and Time, source:

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet cosmonaut. He became the first person in space and the first to orbit the Earth on April 12, 1961.

Yuri Gagarin's space capsule in the Moscow Cosmonautics museum, Russia.
Credit: Allan Lee, source:

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