The Road to Space

Yuri Gagarin with his fellow students at industrial college Yuri Gagarin Gagarin with his fellow pilot trainees at Saratov flying club with a YaK-18 airplane in the background

Parachute-jumping training Yu.A.Gagarin tries on the first space suit Yu.A. Gagarin undergoes a thorough medical examination

Vostok spacecraft Yu.A.Gagarin before getting  on board Vostok spacecraft S.P.Korolev talks with would-be cosmonauts Yu.Gagarin, P.Popovich, V.Bykovsky,  and A.Nikolaev

Yu.Gagarin, his back-up G.Titov and members of the first cosmonaut corps S.P.Korolev at the command post  in the Baikonur launching facility control bunker S.P.Korolev and Yu.A.Gagarin at the launch pad

Space Age Has Begun

The Soviet leader N.S. Khruschev and the first cosmonaut of planet Earth Yu.A. Gagarin Rocket R-7 "Vostok" erected on the RSC Energia premises Yu.A.Gagarin accepts congratulations from Chief Designer S.P. Korolev

Yu.A.Gagarin, major of USSR AF, reports to the leadership about successful completion of the space mission Yu.A. Gagarin and N.S. Khruschev greet Muscovites in the Red Square on April 14, 1961 Chief Designer S.P.Korolev and the first cosmonaut of planet Earth Yu.A. Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin and test managers representing the industry and Ministry of Defense at the Baikonur launching facility Baikonur launch site. Preparation for the joint mission of Soyuz-1 and Soyuz-2 spacecraft The twin space flight of  V.F. Bykovsky and the first woman in space V.V. Tereshkova.

Gagarin As He Was

Yuri and Valentina Gagarins with their daughter Galia Reunion with daughters Galia and Lena India. Yuri Gagarin and his wife visiting Jawaharlal Nehru

Yuri Gagarin and Gina Lollobrigida Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova at a museum exhibit. At a meeting with the developers of the Vostok launch vehicle and spacecraft at the Special Design Bureau No.1

Yu.A. Gagarin on a hunting excursion. Gagarin as he was. Yuri Gagarin

Bulgarian peasants greet Yuri Gagarin One of his last pictures 1968. Before his last take-off.

S.P. Korolev  with members of the first cosmonaut corps S.P.Korolev and Yu.A.Gagarin at the launch pad The post-flight meeting with the OKB-1 team (now RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev)

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