Google Logo on Yuri Gagarin a Russian Astronaut

Google Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin a Russian Astronaut - Google Doodle Logo on 14th March, 2011
Yuri Gagarin Google Logo: 50th Anniversary

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin: 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968, was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and honours, including Hero of the Soviet Union. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup to the Soyuz 1 mission, which ended in a fatal crash. Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died when a training jet he was piloting crashed in 1968.

Yuri Gagarin: From Wikipedia
Yuri Gagarin
Юрий Гагарин
Gagarin Signature.svg
Soviet Union cosmonaut
The first human in space
Nationality Russian
Status Deceased
Born 9 March 1934(1934-03-09)
Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 27 March 1968(1968-03-27) (aged 34)
Novosyolovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other occupation Pilot
Rank Colonel (Polkovnik), Soviet Air Forces
Time in space 1 hour, 48 minutes
Selection Air Force Group 1
Missions Vostok 1
Mission insignia Vostok-1 patch.svg

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