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apr 12, 1961 - Yuri Gagarin Becomes the First Man in Space

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Yuri Gagarin was aboard the Vostok 3KA-3 and becomes the first man in space. He was wearing an SK-1 suit, and, unlike most space suits, was not designed for space walks. It was instead designed to become pressurized should the cabin lose pressure.

This was a mojor jump in the Space Race. Leads to Americans wanting more to be done in the advancement of their space program.

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Space Race
From the launch of Sputnik 1 to the U.S.-Soviet Space Dock.

Date:

apr 12, 1961
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~ 57 years ago

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