Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin
On April 12th 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first person to go into space. Gagarin traveled into space in the Vostok 1 space craft. He completed one orbit of the Earth and was in space for 1 hour and 48 minutes.

He was born in Russia on 9th March 1934 and died on 27th March 1968 when the aircraft he was flying crashed during a training exercise. 

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