SPACE

The first man in space

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2011, 12:00am
The first man in space

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became an international icon as the first man to travel into space 50 years ago today. His historic journey lasted just one hour 48 minutes and was a defining moment in the space race.

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