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Book - 'Soviet Man in Space', USSR, 1961 Document Reg. No: HT 28142

Official Soviet government publication to celebrate the first manned space flight by the Vostok 1 spacecraft flown by cosmonaut Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin on 12 April 1961. Published by the Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow. This illustrated booklet shows the preparations and aftermath of the first manned flight into space.

Yuri Gagarin was feted as a national hero on his return to earth. He was promoted to the command of the Soviet cosmonaut program and was training to return to space with the first Soyuz missions when he was killed in the crash of a MiG-15UTI training jet in March 1968.
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Transfer from Science Museum of Victoria Library
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 195 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: space exploration, space flight
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Pioneering Flights
Tertiary Classification: pictorial records
Person Depicted: Colonel Yuri Gagarin, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1961
Date Published: Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1961

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