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New Yuri Gagarin Presentation
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Yuri had a key to manually override the radio controls if necessary, however.
Vostok 1 had no landing module, so upon re-entry, Gagarin ejected from the spacecraft at about 20,000 feet and parachuted to safety according to plan. Yur Gagarin and his flight instructor, Vladimir Seryogin, died on March 27, 1968 when Yur inexplicably lost control of his MiG-15UTI.
Yuri's and Vladimir's remains were cremated, and we're given hero's funerals at the Kremlin Wall on Red Square. He was born the third of four children to a carpenter and a milkmaid. That hasn't been verified however, but if it's true, it probably looked something like this Yuri Gagarin attended a local school for six years, and later spent a total of five and a half years at technical and trade schools. In his final year at trade school, he joined a flight club, where he realized he was a natural-born pilot. At the suggestion of his instructor, he joined the Soviet Air Force and was enrolled in Orenburg Aviation School. It was at Orenburg that Yuri met Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva, who would eventually become his wife. In 1957, Yuri graduated with top-ranking honors from Orenburg and married Valentina the same day. The success of the first orbital satellite, Sputnik, intrigued Yuri. When recruiters came to his station in Luostari (A Russian Air force Base above the Arctic Circle), he jumped on the opportunity to train to be the first cosmonaut. Yuri proved the best among the 20 candidates in the program, and was scheduled for take-off on April 12th, 1961 His spacecraft was Vostok 1, a cutting edge, albeit uncomfortable module Although the reason behind Gagarin’s mission did have some political motivations (namely, beating the Americans into outer space), his flight proved invaluable to the Soviets as it confirmed that man was indeed capable of withstanding the rigors of take-off, re-entry, and weightlessness After the success of Vostok 1, Yuri Gagarin was hailed as a national hero. His fame was so great, that he was denied another space mission because the Soviets were afraid of losing their national icon in an accident. Reluctantly, Gagarin became a test pilot for Russian MiG fighter jets The closest Yuri ever came to flying back into space was his assignment as back up pilot on the ill-fated Soyuz 1 mission, in which Yuri's friend met a tragic end when the spacecraft crashed.