Road to the Stars

  • Title: Road to the Stars
  • Author: Yuri Gagarin
  • ISBN: 9780898757286
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Road to the Stars The autobiography of the first cosmonaut
    The autobiography of the first cosmonaut.

    • Road to the Stars - Yuri Gagarin
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      Published :2019-03-21T05:22:56+00:00

    About Yuri Gagarin


    1. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin Russian , IPA j r j l ks ej v t ar n 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 12 April 1961.Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation s highest honour Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew 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 in 1968 when the MiG 15 training jet he was piloting crashed.On 27 March 1968, while on a routine training flight from Chkalovsky Air Base, he and flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin died in a MiG 15UTI crash near the town of Kirzhach The bodies of Gagarin and Seryogin were cremated and the ashes were buried in the walls of the Kremlin on Red Square.Gagarin also garnered a reputation as an adept public figure When he visited Manchester in the United Kingdom, it was pouring rain However, Gagarin insisted that the car hood remain back so that the cheering crowds could catch a glimpse of him Gagarin stated, If all these people have turned out to welcome me and can stand in the rain, so can I Gagarin refused an umbrella and remained standing in his open top Bentley so that the cheering crowds could still see him.Gagarin was also honored by the American space program during Apollo 11 when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left a memorial satchel containing medals commemorating Gagarin and fellow cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov on the surface of the Moon On 2 August 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin left the Fallen Astronaut on the surface of the Moon as a memorial to all the American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts that died in the Space Race, with Yuri Gagarin listed among 14 others.There were two commemorative coins issued in the Soviet Union to honour the 20th and 30th anniversaries of his flight 1 ruble coin 1981, copper nickel and 3 ruble coin 1991, silver In 2001, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Gagarin s flight, a series of four coins bearing his likeness was issued in Russia 2 ruble coin copper nickel , 3 ruble coin silver , 10 ruble coin brass copper, nickel , and 100 ruble coin silver In 2011, Russia issued a 1,000 ruble coin gold and 3 ruble coin silver to mark the 50th anniversary of his flight.Gagarin Raion in the Sevastopol city Ukraine was named after him during the Soviet Union.In 2008, the Kontinental Hockey League named their championship trophy the Gagarin Cup.In a 2010 Space Foundation survey, Gagarin was ranked as the 6 most popular space hero, tied with Star Trek s fictional Capt James T Kirk.In January 2011, Armenian airline Armavia named their first Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Gagarin s honour.On 14 July 2011, a copy of the Yuri Gagarin Statue from outside his former school in Lyubertsy was unveiled at the Admiralty Arch end of The Mall in London, opposite the permanent sculpture of James Cook.Swiss based German watchmaker Bernhard Lederer created a limited edition of 50 Gagarin Tourbillons to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin s flight.


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    1. I am captivated by the story of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to orbit Earth. I had first read of him in the biography Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin. Road to the Stars is an autobiography and, I'm not sure if it is due to the translation, or if Yuri Gagarin was such a charming storyteller that he was able to convey such a tender and touching recount of his life, but this book was such a beautiful story. To be able to glimpse into Gagarin's life through his eyes and memorie [...]

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    2. L'autobiografia in cui Jurij Gagarin, il primo cosmonauta, racconta della sua vita - dalla tenera infanzia fino all'impresa cosmica - è la storia di un amore profondo per la propria Patria, la propria famiglia, per il Cielo. Toccanti sono le pagine in cui Gagarin racconta il periodo della "Grande Guerra Patriottica", la nostra Seconda Guerra Mondiale, in cui, bambino, sogna i grandi viaggi cosmici e il trionfo della Pace sull'invasore nazista. Ciò che di certo rimane dalla lettura di questo br [...]

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