Soviet Man In Space

In this post, we will see the book Soviet Man In Space.

About the book

A small booklet about the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin his life and space travel.

The first manned space flight in history was accomplished on April 12, 1961, when the Soviet spaceship Vostok (East) orbited the earth and made a safe landing. The first man in space was Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin, a citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The book was published by Foreign Languages Publishing House in 1961.

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Great Event 7

Highlights of the Hero’s Life Story 7

Man’s First Space Flight. A TASS Report 9

Man’s Safe Return from His First Space Flight 10

The Soviet Union Ushers In a New Era in Human Progress 12

Message from the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U., the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. and the Soviet Government to the Communist Party and the Peoples of the Soviet Union, to the Peoples and Governments of All Countries, to the Whole of Progressive Mankind 12

Statement Made by Y. A. Gagarin Before the Take-Off 15
Spaceport 17

Report from the Landing Area of the Vostok 20

To Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin, the Soviet Cosmonaut Who Was the First in the World to Accomplish a Space Flight 23

“A Feat that Will Live Through the Ages.” Conversation Between N. S. Khrushchov and Y. A. Gagarin, the First Space Pilot 24

Space Pilot Speaking 28

“This Feat Is an Embodiment of the Genius of the Soviet People and the Great Might of Socialism” 35

Nation Hails the Hero

Pioneer of the Universe Greeted 38
Meeting and Demonstration in Red Square 41
Speech by Y. A. Gagarin 42
The Great Feat Will Go Down in the Ages. Speech by N. S. Khrushehov 45

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. Conferring the Title of Hero of the Soviet Union upon the Soviet Pilot-Cosmonaut Major Y. A. Gagarin, the World’s First Space Flyer 55

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. Instituting the Tithe of Pilot-Cosmonaut of U.S.S.R. 56

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. Conferring the Title of Pilot-Cosmonaut of the U.S.S.R. upon Major of the Ais Force Y. A. Gagarin 56

Triumph of labour, Science and Reason, Press Conference at the House of Scientists 57
Speech by A. N. Nosmeyanov 57
Speech by Y. A. Gagarin 61
Question Period 66


Man’s First Flight into Space 71

Decisive Step in Mastering Space 72
The Spaceship Vostok 75
Medical and Biological Problems of Man’s Flight into Space 83
Training Space Pilots 86
First Space Flight 91


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