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Yuri Gagarin's life timeline
This timeline presents Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the first human in space's life.
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Simultaneously, he registers at Saratov Industrial Technical School, majoring in foundry.
From the 4th of September 1954 till the 1st of October 1955, Gagarin signed up at the Saratov Oblast Flying Club. He flew the Yak-18 and performed 196 operations.
Gagarin performs his first parachute jump.
Gagarin graduates from Saratov Industrial Technical School.
Gagarin performs his first solo flight in a Yak-18.
Gagarin was chosen into the Soviet Army and was sent to study in Orenburg at the Voroshilov 1st Chkalovsk Military.
Yuri Gagarin meets Valentina Goryacheva. He meets his future wife at a dance put on by the Orenburg base. Valentina was a medical technician in the base, one year younger than him.
Gagarin makes rank of Aviation Cadet Sergeant and is permitted to fly.
First solo flight in MiG-15 jet.
The Soviet Union launch Sputnik-1 into orbit. A female dog named 'Laika' becomes one of the first animals in space.
Yuri Gagarin marries Valentina Goryacheva.
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin is born 160 km of Moscow, Klushino.
Gagarin applies at the 1st class Klushinskoy Junior High School. Due to the war, Gagarin could not resume his studies until 1943.
During the spring of 1941 in World War II, the commencement of Germans invading USSR occurs.
Klushino is attacked and occupied by the German army.
The Gagarin family move to Gzhatsk (renamed Gagarin in 1968 after his death). They salvaged what remained of their house and rebuilt it in Gzhatsk.
Gagarin begins his studies at the Lyubertsy Vocational School No. 10
Yuri Gagarin graduates from Lyubertsy Vocational School No. 10 from seventh grade. He receives his degree as a 'molder-caster'.
First army posting after passing out of Orenburg with excellent grades and made rank of Lieutenant in the Soviet Air Force
Graduates from Voroshilov 1st Chkalovsk Military Aviation School
First child born, Yelena Yurievna Gagarina
Submits request for cosmonaut training (unconfirmed).
Gagarin receives rank of First Lieutenant
Approved for cosmonaut training
Selected for Soviet Air Force Cosmonaut Training group 1
Assigned to Cosmonaut training and sent to Star City.
Yuri Gagarin meets Sergei Korolev, the chief designer
BELKA and STRELKA are launched into space aboard Sputnik-5.
Continues training at Star City
Cosmonaut crew selection
17 to 18 January 1961 cosmonaut examinations
Second child, Galina Gagarina is born
ZVYOVDOCHA and IVAN IVANOVICH are launched on board the Sputnik-10
Gagarin confirmed for launch 12/04/1961
Near 12 April 1961, Korolev comes to cottage for final checks before launch
YURI ALEKSEYEVICH GAGARIN OFFICIALLY FIRST HUMAN IN SPACE
Gagarin on the cover of the Time Magazine because of one of history's biggest acheivements
Visits Prague in Czechoslovakia
Arrives at Ringway Airport in Manchester
Goes to Tower of London
Attends an informal with lunch Her Majesty The Queen
Interviewed on BBC
Poland; First Day in Warsaw
Arrived at Cuba, Lashing rain
Early August - Goes to Canada
World Tour completed
14 September 1961 till 3 October 1961 Gagarin is in Crimea
Gagarin is on Asian tour - heads for India
Gagarin goes to Sri Lanka
Asia Tour ends
Goes to UAR Almaza
Goes to Greece
Goes to Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Receives Galabert Astronautical Prize in Paris
Receives the rank of Colonel (ahead of schedule)
Reentered mission training as a back-up cosmonaut
Graduated with honors as cosmonaut engineer
While flying last flight aboard MiG-15 UTI jet, plane crashes killing Colonel Yuri Alekseyevich and Colonel instructor Vladimir Seryogin.
Buried and his ashes were buried on the Kremlin Wall Necropolis
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