Yuri Gagarin: Starman

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, Hero of the Soviet Union, was a Soviet cosmonaut. On 12 April 1961, he became the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the Earth. He received medals from around the world for his pioneering tour in space.

Vostok 1 marked Yuri Gagarins only spaceflight, but he served as backup to the Soyuz 1 mission, which ended in a fatal crash. Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died when a training jet he was piloting crashed in 1968.

Today (12 April, 2011) marks Yuri’s 50th year anniversary of being the first human in outer space.

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  • fuckgreece

    Why is it that no one knows who Yuri Gagarin was? thanx to american propaganda and their FAKE moon landing

    • Seljakveseljak

      Everybody knows who Gagarin was, so…STFU

      • Greece

        bullshit even the fucking younger Russian generation has no clue who Gagarin was. I had a lot of russian and ukranian friends in thier 20s they had no fucking idea

        • Ulfahl69

          The world knows who Yuri Gagarin is and his tremendous accomplishment and especially the Russians. You shouldn’t express your igornance and your foul language in writing – hard to erase. lol

          ps. remember, i before e except after c does not apply to their

          • Caselot567

            Agree with UlfahI69, but this is yet another video on Documentary Heaven that doesn’t work.

            The whole site needs a tidy and the many dead links removing.

  • fuckgreece

    What a load of fucking SHIT! I thought It was going to be a decent documentary not fucking capitalistic propaganda against communism. Now the communist Killed Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong and the American fags are heroes