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Meet Yuri Gagarin, the first astronaut to go into space

Meet Yuri Gagarin, the first astronaut to go into space

could Yuri Gagarin To engrave his name from threads of gold in Soviet history books, after he was able to be the first astronaut He ascends to the moon. After that achievement, the Soviet Union became treated as a national wealth, as Gagarin’s flight took place at a time when the United States and the Soviet Union were competing for technological supremacy in space.

The story began when the Soviet Union at that time sent a spacecraft called Vostok and sent a life-size doll named Ivan Ivanovich and a dog named Zvezdochka into space, and the dog was able to coexist on the moon, so Russia decided to send an astronaut to the moon, and he fell The choice is on Yuri Gagarin, according to the Britannica website.

On April 12, 1961, at 9:07 a.m. Moscow time, the Vostok 1 spacecraft took off from the Soviet launch site, loaded with equipment and food that would last Gagarin for 10 days, in the event of a failure in the equipment or the ship.

In 108 minutes, the Vostok orbiter orbited the Earth once, reaching a maximum altitude of 203 miles. The spacecraft has parachuted onto the planet Earth.

Gagarin became a world champion, so that the Soviet Union decided to prevent him from traveling to space again to keep him from harm, but the preservation of Gagarin did not last long as he was killed alongside another pilot on March 27, 1968 while they were testing a MiG-15 fighter jet, He leaves his wife, Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva, and two daughters.

It is reported that Yuri Gagarin, whose full name is Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin, is the third of four children, and was born on March 9, 1934 in a small village a hundred miles from Moscow. That event years ago he was offered the opportunity to join an aviation club before the show, and he made his first solo flight in 1955. Only a few years later, after which he was nominated as an astronaut and accepted, his remains are interred in the Moscow Kremlin and part of his spacecraft is on display at the RKK Energiya Museum.

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