Friday fact #27: First human to journey into outer space

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin , born 9 March 1934, was a Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut.

He became the first human to journey into outer space with his capsule, Vostok 1, completing one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961.

He was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation’s highest honour.

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