Edited by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 08:26 AM IST
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot who became the first human to enter into outer space.
AFP | , Moscow
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:19 PM IST
- Gagarin's flight remains a symbol of the country's dominance in space during the Soviet era.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 02:19 PM IST
The United Nations General Assembly in 2011 declared April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight, to mark the inception of the space era of mankind.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2019 02:10 PM IST
According to the Lucknow varsity records, Gagarin had arrived in India on a state-sponsored visit sometime in November, a few days before the Lucknow University convocation week. Nehru was the invited as the chief guest, but no one knew that he would bring along Yuri Gagarin.
Ivry-sur-Seine, France | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Inaugurated in 1963 in the presence of Russian space pioneer Yuri Gagarin -- just two years after he became the first person in space -- the “Cite Gagarine” underscored the Communist Party’s appeal in much of postwar France.