Yuri Gagarin – first human cosmonaut
An extract from Time Magazine, 8 May 1961, showing how journalists living in one superpower eyed up revellers in another, shortly after Yuri Gagarin made his triumphant return to Earth. Gagarin, the first human cosmonaut, made his historic orbital flight around the Earth in Vostok 1, 12 April 1961.
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This short extract is included here for non-commercial research purposes only.