The first human in space
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin|
9 Mairch 1934
Klushino, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
27 Mairch 1968 (aged 34)|
Novosyolovo, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
|Rank||Colonel (Polkovnik), Soviet Air Forces|
|Time in space||1 oor, 48 minutes|
|Selection||Air Force Group 1|
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Roushie: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; 9 Mairch 1934 – 27 Mairch 1968) wis a Soviet pilot an cosmonaut. He wis the first human tae jurney intae ooter space whan his Vostok spacecraft completit an orbit o the Yird on 12 Apryle 1961.
Gagarin becam an internautional celebrity an wis awairdit mony medals an teetles, includin Hero o the Soviet Union, the naition's heichest honour. Vostok 1 merked his anerly spaceflicht, but he served as backup crew tae the Soyuz 1 mission (that endit in a fatal crash). Gagarin later becam depute trainin director o the Cosmonaut Trainin Centre ootside Moscow, that wis later named efter him. Gagarin dee'd in 1968 whan the MiG-15 trainin jet he wis pilotin crashed. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awairds the Yuri A. Gagarin Gowd Medal in his honour.