Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yuri Gagarin - Legend in 1961, Dead in 1968

Everyone interested in space knows how Yuri Gagarin became an instant legend by being the first human being to go to space and orbit the Earth.

Here is an interesting documentary that looks at his epic flight fifty years ago on the Vostok-1 rocket side-by-side with his last flight on a training jet.

The first man to fly to space, jettison from his ball-shaped capsule and parachute down, ended his life in a training flight with an instructor before flight recorders were put in planes, leaving his death a mystery to this day.

Thanks, @negativereturn, for sharing the link!

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