Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Yuri Gagarin, first in space


 He was a diminutive 157 centimetres in height, chosen to fit well into his somewhat cramped Vostok 1 capsule. Literally a national treasure to the Soviet regime, he was kept out of any further orbital launches to ensure his safety.  He died in a MIG 15 with a colleague due to a series of errors in 1968.

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