Join Yuri Gagarin on his journey into space! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut in space, from his early life to his first trip aboard a Russian spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at the time. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.
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Yuri Gagarin : space pioneer Child of war Focus on-the race for space Cosmonaut Gagarin Spacecraft Focus on-space rockets Countdown begins April 12, 1961 : into space Most famous man in the world Gagarin's message.