Author Archives: P Hodkinson

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

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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

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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

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Tissue-equivalent mannequin

In 1969 this cosmonaut mannequin was sent around the Moon in the Zond 7 spacecraft as a precursor to a manned mission. Sensors were set into its body to measure radiation levels. Its face is in the image of Yuri … Continue reading

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