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Yuri Gagarin

by Anna from Murom

Yuri Gagarin (
Yuri Gagarin (

My hero is Yuri Gagarin, the first cosmonaut in the world to fly into space. I admire him because Yuri Gagarin was a real patriot of our motherland.

Gagarin was born on the 9th of March, 1934. He was born in the village of Klushino (in Smolensk region ). I know an interesting fact about Gagarin's first flight. There were three reports prepared in TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) about Gagarin`s first flight into space. The first report was solemn, in case the flight was a success. The second one was in case the spaceship disappeared. And the third one was about the tragic death of the first cosmonaut. But two latter versions were not used. The flight was successful.

Foto.Yuri Gagarin. (
Foto.Yuri Gagarin. (

Gagarin`s father influenced Yuri. He wanted his son to be an educated person, so Gagarin graduated from a vocation school in Lyubertsy, then he went to an aero club and studied at secondary school in Saratov. He trained hard to become a cosmonaut and was chosen for the first flight because he was the most reliable person.

The first flight into space. (
The first flight into space. (

Yuri was a very kind and generous man so he did many good things for our country. He was a brave person, he wasn’t afraid of anything. Gagarin was a courageous and selfless man because he was ready to die for the space research. To be the first man in space was a hero’s action because nobody was sure if he would return back alive. I am proud of my hero.

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My name is Ann. I am thirteen. I am in the 7th form. I live in Murom, Russia and I love my town very much. I am fond of English.