Yuri Gagarin's Falsified Record
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space. His 1961 orbit marked the beginning of the space race.
from Scientific American Space Lab
Key Facts In This Video
Russia falsified Yuri's initial flight records. (0:41)
Another astronaut, who underwent the same set of circumstances, told the truth about his experience, unlike Yuri. (1:25)