Yuri Gagarin – level 1
In April 1961, the first man was in space. It was on Wednesday 12 April 1961 in the morning. It was before 50 years. Yuri Gagarin started his way from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in today’s Kazakhstan.
He prepared a lot of months with 5 men. They wanted to fly too. They did a lot of hard tests and training. From these 5 men the Soviet management wanted Yuri Gagarin. His tests were very good. But he also had a good face. He had a good heart. And his name Yuri was a good Soviet name.
He started his way at 9:07 in the morning. He went in Vostok 1. The way was 1 hour and 48 minutes long. He went 327 kilometres high. He went around the planet one time. At that moment he was the best man in the world.
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