8 more facts you probably didn’t know about Gagarin…

The senior curator of a Science Museum exhibition charting the Soviet scientific and technological ingenuity that kick-started the space age (‘Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age’, which ran until March 2016) reveals eight things you (probably) didn’t know about Yuri … Continue reading

Posted in Science Museum, Yuri Gagarin, Yuri's life | Leave a comment

Gagarin Untold Story

Gagarin: Untold Story of First Man in Space (RT Documentary) The world’s first Cosmonaut; everyone knows his name, but few people ever knew the man. Some say Yuri Gagarin’s iconic first spaceflight was the product of immense good fortune. Others … Continue reading

Posted in Yuri Gagarin | Leave a comment

Gagarin’s Flight map at Bonhams

Among a space theme at Bonhams New York office is a piece of Gagarin history. Fancy a punt? Lot 14 GAGARIN’S FLIGHT MAP Москва; Ленинграц. [Moscow; Leningrad]. US$ 800 – 1,200 £620 – 920 Space History 20 July, 13:00 EDT … Continue reading

Posted in Mig15, Nikita Kruschov, Yuri Gagarin | Leave a comment

Animated book summary

Yuri Gagarin will forever be known as the first man in outer space. The Russian cosmonaut’s 108 minute journey was the start of his short but eventful second life as an international hero. Here is a nice approach to his … Continue reading

Posted in Mig15, Nikita Kruschov, Sergei Korolev, The Space Race, Yuri Gagarin, Yuri's life | Leave a comment

Gagarin’s pilot oxygen mask

Aircraft pilots had long required an oxygen supply to allow flying at high altitude. The Soviet KM-32-12 mask became standard issue and Gagarin regularly wore it during his training aircraft flights. Continue reading

Posted in Science Museum, Yuri Gagarin, Yuri's Flying Machines | Leave a comment

E-NEWS

Would you like YURI's DAY to be an eBook or translated into a language of your choice?
SIGN-UP to register your
preferred area of interest.

* = required field

* Available subject to demand