When Yuri Gagarin visited Manchester in 1961, it was pouring down. But he insisted on keeping the roof of the convertible open. He said “ If all these people have turned out to welcome me and can stand in the rain, so can I”

Yuri Gagarin was the first man to travel into outer space with his Vostok spacecraft and completed one orbit of the Earth in 1961.

– When Yuri Gagarin visited Manchester in 1961, it was pouring down. But he insisted on keeping the roof of the convertible open. He said “ If all these people have turned out to welcome me and can stand in the rain, so can I”

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– Cosmonauts pee on the wheel of the van that carries them to the launching pad in Kazakhstan for good luck. Yuri Gagarin Started this tradition.

– When Yuri Gagarin Landed on earth a woman walked up to him and asked “Can it be that you have come from outer space?” to which Gagarin replied: As a matter of fact, I have!

a picture of Fidel Castro sitting on Yuri Gagarin's lap, Cuba, 1961 [1200x857]
Yuri Gagarin with Fidel Castro

– Did Yuri really say ” I see no God up here” ? Apparently not! It was misquoted according to the verbatim records.

A picture of Yuri Gagarin posing with his team

– When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, they left behind one of Yuri Gagarin’s medal as a tribute to his accomplishments.

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