gagarin gagarin  /ɡə ˈɡæ rən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Soviet cosmonaut who in 1961 was the first person to travel in space (1934-1968)

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News

  1. Details of Yuri Gagarin’s Tragic Death Revealed

    On the morning of April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin lifted off in his Vostok 1 spacecraft to become the first human in space, spending 108 minutes in orbit before landing in the Saratov region of the USSR. The soft-spoken and well-mannered Gagarin, just 27 years old at the time, became an instant hero, [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Universe Today

  2. The whole world celebrates 50 years of women in spaceflight

    By Miriam KramerSpace.comThe history of women in space is about to turn 50 years old.Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's landmark 1963 flight, which launched her into history as the first woman to fly to space — only two years after Yuri Gagarin performed the first spaceflight ever in 1961. Tereshkova circled the Earth 48 times during her time as the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Women flying high as they mark 50 years in space

    By Miriam KramerSpace.comThe history of women in space is about to turn 50 years old.Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's landmark 1963 flight, which launched her into history as the first woman to fly to space — only two years after Yuri Gagarin performed the first spaceflight ever in 1961. Tereshkova circled the Earth 48 times during her time as the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "The answer to that question is very simple - neither Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, nor German Stepanovich Titov ...... nor the others had had any flight experience," Yurchikhin said referring to the Soviet cosmonauts who were the first humans to...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Fyodor Yurchikhin Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Since Yuri Gagarin and Al Shepard's epic flights in 1961, all space missions have been flown under large, expensive government efforts. By contrast, our programme involves a few dedicated individuals who are focused entirely on making spaceflight...
    on Jun 20, 2004 By: Burt Rutan Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. '"Tourist' doesn't do justice to all the work I've put in, or the work that the people at the Gagarin center (outside Moscow) put in preparing us," Olsen said.
    on Sep 30, 2005 By: Gregory Olsen Source: USA Today

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