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Gagarin, Yuri

Line breaks: Yuri Ga|garin
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈɡɑːrɪn
 
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Definition of Gagarin, Yuri in English:

( 1934–68), Russian cosmonaut; full name Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin. In 1961 he made the first manned space flight, completing a single orbit of the earth in 108 minutes.

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