Yuri Gagarin’s boomerang: the tale of the first person to return from space, and his brief encounter with Aussie culture

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Abstract


Sixty years ago, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel in space when he completed his historic orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Space travel
  • Cold War
  • Space history
  • Yuri Gagarin
  • Spaceflight

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