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Re: My question is: Who was the first Russian to make a manned orbital flight

Date: Thu Nov 12 08:52:07 1998
Posted By: Mike Francis, Other (pls. specify below), Physics/Astronomy, Self employed/ Amazing Discoveries Productions
Area of science: Science History
ID: 910746707.Sh

Dear Kala,

Yuri Gagarin was the first Russian as well as the first person to orbit the Earth back in Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. You can find out more about Yuri and the Russian space program at agarin/index.html

Mike Francis

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