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Yuri Gagarin (1934 – 1968), a Russian cosmonaut, the first human in space, at the airfield in his Air Force uniform with a parachute. 1961. #Russia #cosmonaut #Yuri_Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin (1934 – 1968), a Russian cosmonaut, the first human in space, at the airfield in his Air Force uniform with a parachute. 1961. #Russia #cosmonaut #Yuri_Gagarin

Он сказал: «Поехали!»

Он сказал: «Поехали!»

Yuri Gagarin, first human in space

Yuri Gagarin, first human in space

Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) -  Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Photo Yousuf Karsh

Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) - Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Photo Yousuf Karsh

Yuri Gagarin, the first human to break free of Earth's gravity and enter space. Credit: Russian Archives

Yuri Gagarin, the first human to break free of Earth's gravity and enter space. Credit: Russian Archives

Yuri Gagarin was born near Moscow, Russia on March 9, 1934. He became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.

Yuri Gagarin was born near Moscow, Russia on March 9, 1934. He became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.

Yuri Gagarin (Russian cosmonaut, first human in space), his wife Valentina Gagarina (left) and Sima Eyvazova (Soviet diplomat) in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1966

Yuri Gagarin (Russian cosmonaut, first human in space), his wife Valentina Gagarina (left) and Sima Eyvazova (Soviet diplomat) in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1966

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