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Yuri Gagarin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Yuri Gagarin Soviet cosmonaut who in 1961 was the first person to travel in space (1934-1968)
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Usage

In literature:

From it he orbited the world's first satellite, Sputnik, and the world's first astronaut, Yuri Gagarin.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Dyson would go into space only if Simonyi could not -- she went through six months of courses, simulations, and drills at Star City, a former Russian military facility that is home to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center.
Yuri Gagarin and the Space Shuttle: Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space and the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch.
In this April 14, 1961 picture, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev greets cosmonaut Maj. Yuri Gagarin at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow.
Tomorrow marks a major milestone in space history - the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight, completed by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin .
Many sources, including this one, claim that Vladimir Ilyushin was the first Russian cosmonaut to return from a spaceflight, 5 days earlier than Yuri Gagarin .
Yuri Gagarin 's First Speech About His Flight Into Space.
Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut.
In Moscow, Miles O'Brien Remembers Yuri Gagarin 's Monumental Space Trip.
Fifty years ago Tuesday, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly in space.
Yuri Gagarin and the Space Shuttle: Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space and the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch.
On Feb 20, 1962, Glenn piloted NASA's Mercury capsule, known as Friendship 7, three times around Earth, matching the groundbreaking achievement of the rival Soviet Union, which launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into orbit 10 months earlier.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin — April 12th, 1961.
Forty-two years after Yuri Gagarin orbited Earth, beating the Americans, China has claimed the bronze medal as the third country to put a human in orbit.
Spectators watch fireworks organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight, in Moscow's Victory Park.
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