From the moment 20 Soviet Air Force pilots were selected for the first manned space flight, Yuri Gagarin performed well Because of his fast learning and calmness, he surpassed his peers.
Self-control becomes the key to achieving this goal 108-minute flight This will open a window for mankind, allowing people to see the universe from a closer distance.that April 12, 1961Gagarin became a hero of the Soviet Union and the first human to enter space.
Before that, the life of an astronaut was not a rose.Childhood under Nazi occupation Gezhatsk, The village where Gagarin was born Use a plow instead of a machine And several academies until reaching the Air Force.A 27-year road brought us to the moment of takeoff Vostok, Is already a man whistling quietly and determined to change the course of history.
There were countless problems on board: the hatch was changed a few minutes before takeoff, causing malfunctions Orbit is much higher Exceeding expectations, fuel loss makes re-entry into the atmosphere a nightmare 10 minutes of uncontrolled rotation. The Soviet authorities are prepared for the worst.
“Valyusha, I ask you that sadness will not defeat you,” he said to his wife when he looked out the window. Flames around the Vostok. As the weight bearing on it exceeded 10 times that of gravity, his voice broke the tense silence of the ground controller:I am burning.Goodbye comrade“.
Yuri Gagarin (Yuri Gagarin) who became history for nearly a year and a half Died in a test flight According to his family, this has not been properly investigated.his The village took its own name The Soviet Union saw the space race against the United States from its grasp to its disintegration in 1991.
60 years later, mankind continues Look through the “space hatch”, Men and women like Gagarin are half-open so that mankind can see the universe more closely.