Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first human went into space – video

Sixty years ago, an air force pilot named Yuri Gagarin became the first human being in space, taking the Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind and spurring a humiliated United States to race for the moon. Gagarin’s 108-minute mission marked a historic achievement for the Soviet Union, which beat the US in a tight race to launch the first human into space.


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