Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin


Fast Facts:

  • he was born on the 9th of  March 1934 in Gzhatsk, Smolensk, Russia. He died in a jet trainer accident on the 27th of  March 1968.
  • he started his space service on the 7th of March 1960 and  left space service on the 27th March 1968. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 0.075 days.
  • On the 12th of April 12, 1961, he became the first person to travel into space.
  • his spacecraft was named Vostok 1
  • he only traveled into space once