Author Archives: Andrew J King

36. Yuri’s final fatal flight

I confess. I had no luck tracking down the nose number of the Mig15bis in which Yuri took his final, fatal flight. So I made one up. If anyone asks, tell them I did it to confuse the CIA. How … Continue reading

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35. CONQUEST OF SPACE

It’s almost over. And yet there is still so much to tell in the extraordinary tale of Yuri Gagarin and the First Flight. A very brief selection of images had to stand for years of major events. The Soviet space … Continue reading

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34. Sober confession

Just as Yuri is taking off into the bright lights of international celebrity, the story jumps briefly back to the dark days of Stalin, as Korolev, perhaps aware of his own growing frailty, reveals to Yuri and a colleague his … Continue reading

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33. Globetrotting diplomat

The flight is over, but Yuri faces new challenges. It took a little while for the Soviets to realise what a propaganda coup they had pulled off. Once premier Nikita Kruschov takes matters in hand though, the stops are really … Continue reading

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32. Media phenomenon

It was at this point in the story I really went overboard with press images and photo-reference. Yuri has become a media phenomenon, and ironically, the more visible he becomes in this way, the more Yuri the person begins to … Continue reading

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