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Yuri Gagarin at the command desk, 1961.

Korolev, Sergei P

Yuri Gagarin at the command desk, 1961.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Still from the film 'The Space Test Pilot'. On 12th April 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was launched into orbit by a Vostok rocket and became the first man in space. After completing one orbit, the automatic controls of the spacecraft brought him safely back to Earth.

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