Yuri Gagarin: The Soviet Superman

When Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin completed an orbit of the Earth aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft on 12 April 1961, his life would never be the same again. As the first human to travel into outer space, marking a triumphant victory in the Soviet’s ‘space race’ with the United States, Gagarin was transformed overnight into an international celebrity. The cosmonaut’s likeness would soon appear in … Continue reading Yuri Gagarin: The Soviet Superman