On April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut became the first human to go into space. It took the Americans another year to put a man into orbit. Fifty years later, Gagarin's fame is as bright as ever, and he may be one of the few Soviets to retain his star power.
On April 12, 1961, an unknown Soviet flight major became the first man into space. The rest is history.
The anniversaries of the first manned flight in space by Yuri Gagarin and the start of the space shuttle this week come as commercial space travel takes off.
Today's Google doodle -- the company logo on Google's home page -- and a new documentary commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space.
On golden anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's trail-blazing flight, space station crew joins space leaders, cosmonauts, and astronauts to remember birth of manned space flight.
An auction on September 13 will see the sale of 104 pieces of memorabilia from the Soviet space program, including a cognac bottle signed by Yuri Gagarin.
A tourbillon doesn't stay in one place, but "orbits" around the watch dial, which bears the names of places and cities Gagarin passed in his Vostok-1 spacecraft back in 1961.
No self-respecting entrepreneur of the future uses cash, checks, or barter -- especially when buying tickets to outer space.
Coinciding with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first flight into space, a videographer creates a recording that takes viewers on the International Space Station's tour of Earth.
Kicking off a busy month in space, a Russian Progress supply ship blasts off, carrying 2.8 tons of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.