Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin,first man in space.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin was the first man to go to space,on April 12,1962,the Russian astronaut was going to make history as he gets ready to get blast to space and to orbit the earth,for as long as 108 minutes in his Vostok 1 spacecraft,also Yuri Gagarin was in the soviet union.

Yuri's death and birth.

Yuri Gagarin was born in March 9,1934 at Klushino,Russia and his death was in March 27,1968 in Kirsach,Russia, the cause of his death was of a jet crash,the jet he was in was a MiG-15 fighter jet and in the jet was Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Seryogin,they where piloting the jet in a training flight but than after a while the jet went down outside a small town near Moscow.

Vostok 1

The Vostok 1 had a spherical cabin covered with ablative material,and there where three small portholes and with external radio antennas.Radios, a life time support system,instrumentation,and a ejection seat were contained in the manned cabin,the cabin was attached to a service module that carried chemical batteries,orientation rockets,the main retro system,and added equipment for the total system.This module was separated from the manned cabin on reentry.After one orbit,the spacecraft reentered the atmosphere and landed in Kazakhstan(about 26 km southwest of Engels)1 hour 48 minutes after launch.