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Yuri Gagarin. By: Deepa Kumar. Who is Yuri?. He was born March 9, 1934 and Died March 27, 1968. He lived in a small village Klushino in Russia near Gzhatsk.

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Yuri gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

By: Deepa Kumar

Who is yuri

Who is Yuri?

  • He was born March 9, 1934 and Died March 27, 1968.

  • He lived in a small village Klushino in Russia near Gzhatsk.

  • Yuri was the third out of four children. His older sister helped raise him while his parents were busy working as a carpenters and farmer.

Yuri continued

Yuri Continued..

  • During the Nazi occupation in World War II, the Gagarin family suffered like the rest.

  • After a German officer took over their house, the family constructed a small mud hut where they spent a year and nine months until the end of the occupation.

  • Yuri’s two older siblings were deported and became slave labors. They didn’t return until after the war was over.

Why space exploration

Why Space Exploration?

  • Yuri Gagarin was an officer in the Soviet Air Force, and volunteered for space flight for the benefit of science and his country.

  • He was very passionate in his work and was very excited in learning about earth and its many uses.

Reason for exploration

Reason for Exploration

  • Yuri and his partner Gherman would be the first people to orbit around Earth.

  • Yuri Gagarin was the first person to actually view the Earth from space. He experienced a brief period of weightlessness, and he also experienced very high G-forces during re-entry (as a pilot, he was familiar with these). Other than the recorded information on his flight, the short duration (and necessary concentration on the mission), meant that detailed experimentation was deferred until later Soviet space missions.



  • 1960 he was chosen for the mission.

  • Gagarin and other prospective cosmonauts went through various experiments designed to test physical and psychological endurance; he also underwent training for the upcoming flight.

  • Out of the twenty that were chosen only two were selected.

  • Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov were the two selected because they were smaller to fit in the Vostok cockpit.

Vostok 1


  • April 12, 1961 was the launch of the Vostok1 also the first flight for man to orbit Earth.

  • The flight marked the first time that a human entered outer space as well as the first orbital flight of a manned vehicle. Vostok 1 was launched by the Soviet space program, and was designed by Soviet engineers guided by Sergey Korolyov under military supervision of Kerim Kerimov and others.

The launch of vostok 1

The Launch of Vostok 1

  • Visit the site below to see the launch of Vostok 1

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko9zgw7yZTk&feature=related

In space

In Space..

  • Yuri orbited Earth for 108- minutes.

  • He described Earth as being beautiful and didn’t understand why people were ruining are wonderful land.

  • “I could have gone on flying through space forever.”

    ~Yuri Gagarin

Yuri gagarin

When Yuri came back from his space travel he was asked if he saw god. Yuri told the reporter that he did not see god and don’t tell anyone.

After vostok 1

After Vostok 1..

  • After Yuri returned from space he was a well known celebrity.

  • He toured for a while promoting the Soviet Union’s accomplishments of putting the first man into space. He went to Italy, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Japan and Finland.

  • In 1962, He became deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.

  • November 6, 1962 he became a colonel of the Soviet Air Force. They kept him away from flights because they didn’t want to lose there hero.

Death of yuri

Death of Yuri

  • March 27, 1968 Yuri went for a routine training flight from Chkalovsky Air Base.

  • His flight crashed near the town of Kirzach.

  • The bodies of Gagarin and his partner that was with him Seryogin were cremated and the ashes were buried in the walls of Kremlin on Red Square.

  • Gagarin was survived by his wife Valentina , and daughters Galina and Yelena.

My thoughts

My Thoughts…

  • Yuri Gagarin is such an amazing person. To give his life up to go into space and orbit the Earth was remarkable. He is a hero to so many people and I’m glad that I got to learn more about him through this project. Yuri will be a hero forever and every April 12th everyone will get to remember him and hear his story again and again.

Sources cited

Sources Cited

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin

  • http://wiki.answers.com/

  • Pictures from http://www.google.com/

The end

The End

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