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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich 1934-1968. Soviet cosmonaut. In 1961 he became the first person to travel in space. He was killed while flying a routine aircraft training mission.

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  • n. Soviet cosmonaut who in 1961 was the first person to travel in space (1934-1968)

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  • GAGARIN (Smolensk region), March 9 (Itar-Tass) -- The celebrations dedicated to the 75th birthday anniversary of Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) will be held in the native city of the first world cosmonaut - Gagarin (Gzhatsk) in the Smolensk region on Monday.

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  • Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin is a Soviet cosmonaut who becomes the first human to travel into space.

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  • And yet, in his sculpted spacesuit with his arms extended, the metallic Gagarin is also something more: not quite a bird, but some abstract new shape, a living figure that’s tending toward the geometric.

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  • In Leninsky Prospekt, not far from Linkin’s IKI office, a statue of Yuri Gagarin is having its pedestal refurbished.

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  • On the sign was "Twinned with East Berlin" (I jest, but one neighbouring town has a street called Gagarin Way and another had the only Communist MP in Britain.)

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  • Almost all of the crewed Soyuz capsules lifted off from the same pad, referred to as "Gagarin's Start," named after the world's first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, who departed Earth from the same launch pad 50 years ago.

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  • Jean Loup Chretien called Gagarin an "idol" among the old school astronauts.

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  • Against the backdrop of the starkly dim steppe, lights on the gantry holding up the Soyuz rocket shimmered on the launch pad known as Gagarin's Pad.

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  • Against the backdrop of the starkly dim steppe, lights on the gantry holding up the Soyuz rocket shimmered on the the launch pad known as Gagarin's Pad.

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