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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin Status: Deceased. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 09 March 1934. Birth City: Gzhatsk. Birth State: Smolensk. Birth Country: Russia. Nationality: Russian. Date of Death: 27 March 1968. Cause of Death: Crash of MiG-15 trainer. Affiliation: Soviet Air Force. Group: 1960 Air Force Group. Detachment: TsPK-1. Date Selected: 07 March 1960. Date Departed: 27 March 1968. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 0.07 days. Comments: First man in space. Died in MiG-15 trainer crash in 1968. Call sign: Kedr (Cedar).
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