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History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program
2014-04-12 08:00:41

Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s famous leap into space, Russia celebrates...

Cosmonaut Wins Lawsuit Against Space Training Facility
2013-10-04 12:38:23

Sergei Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut with over 199 days logged in space, won a $40,000 lawsuit against Russia's space training center for the agency's failure to secure back pay for his space missions.

Cause Of Yuri Gagarin Death Finally Revealed By Fellow Cosmonaut
2013-06-18 09:17:12

For more than 45 years, the death of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to cross the Earth’s threshold and venture into space, has been shrouded in secrecy.

2013-02-23 23:01:24

Serotonin Studios' debut title “Yuri Nation” has gamers excited and anime fans confused when they discover the object of the game is to play as a dog and pee on things to grow territory.

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2011-08-04 08:10:00

Two Russian cosmonauts on Wednesday took a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare the outpost for upcoming renovations, after it ran into problems when they attempted to launch a mini-satellite in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

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2011-04-13 15:55:25

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that the country must preserve its pre-eminence in space.

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2011-04-11 14:25:00

On April 12 in 1961, Russian pilot Gagarin became the first human to leave this blue planet and embark on a journey to make his name legendary throughout history books.

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2011-04-08 06:20:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia will boost its efforts to explore the solar system and seek a bigger share of the market for space launches in the next decade.

2011-04-07 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final countdown is on for the 2011 Yuri's Night celebration, to be held Sat., April 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton.

2011-04-07 08:00:00

AMSTERDAM, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Rob Van Scheers & Gustavo Garcia On April 12 1961, 50 years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space.


Latest Yuri Gagarin Reference Libraries

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2010-10-12 15:00:57

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the Earth. He was born Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin on March 9, 1934 in the village of Klushino near Gzhatsk. His parents worked on a collective farm, and like millions of people in the Soviet Union, his family suffered during Nazi occupation in World War II. As a child, Gagarin became interested in space and planets and began to dream about his space tour. His teachers described him as...

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