Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space. His 1961 orbit marked the beginning of the space race.
Yuri Gagarin's Falsified Record
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Russia falsified Yuri's initial flight records. 00:41
Another astronaut, who underwent the same set of circumstances, told the truth about his experience, unlike Yuri. 01:25
Written by Curiosity Staff March 9, 2015
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