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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