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    Celebrating the Life of Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space

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    The world's first man in space Yuri Gagarin was born 83 years ago, on March 9, 1934.

    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first man in outer space when the Vostok-1 spacecraft with the Soviet cosmonaut on board was launched from the Baikonur space center on April 12, 1961, at 6:07 AM local time, marking a new era in human history.

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