DEAD: Yuri Gagarin

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Yuri Gagarin (aged 34)
Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, first human in space

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin  (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Sovietpilot and cosmonaut. He became the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed one orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

DEATH: On 27 March 1968, while on a routine training flight from Chkalovsky Air Base, he and flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin died in a MiG-15UTI crash near the town of Kirzhach. The bodies of Gagarin and Seryogin were cremated and the ashes were buried in the walls of the Kremlin on Red Square.

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