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Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin, first man to orbit the earth, is shown in his space suit. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space 60 years ago.(AP file photo)

60 years since first human spaceflight

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.
A man, wearing a face mask walks past a banner with an image of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Moscow(AFP)
A man, wearing a face mask walks past a banner with an image of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Moscow(AFP)

Russians celebrate 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's spaceflight

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.
Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin, first man to orbit the earth, is shown in his space suit. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space 60 years ago.(AP file photo)
Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin, first man to orbit the earth, is shown in his space suit. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space 60 years ago.(AP file photo)

International Day of Human Space Flight: History and significance

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.
Yuri Gagarin shaking hands with Prime Minister Nehru in India. The duo visited Lucknow University in 1961.(Archived)
Yuri Gagarin shaking hands with Prime Minister Nehru in India. The duo visited Lucknow University in 1961.(Archived)

When Yuri Gagarin stole the limelight from Jawahar Lal Nehru

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.
Residents and local officials will gather to say goodbye to a building that has been left behind in a rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood.(Image for representation)
Residents and local officials will gather to say goodbye to a building that has been left behind in a rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood.(Image for representation)

‘Goodbye Gagarin’: Paris suburb razes Communist housing estate

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.
This year, a proposal was made to name the Lokhandwala Complex overpass after Sridevi.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
This year, a proposal was made to name the Lokhandwala Complex overpass after Sridevi.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbaiwale: Take the high road

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Whether you’re zipping over them or are stuck under them, Mumbai’s flyovers carry weird, varied and wonderful stories.
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