Essays Tagged: "Yuri Gagarin"

The Race to the Moon.

a man into space, but once again the Soviets beat them to it. On the 12th of April 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched from the space center at Tyuratam inVostok 1. He completed one orbit of th ... d send a manned craft around the moon by late 1968. There was a good chance that the pilot would be Yuri Gagarin, but he was killed in a plane crash early in the year.While the first steps of the Amer ...

(5 pages) 161 2 3.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

The History of Flight

ial satellite.Jan. 31, 1958: The U.S. launches Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite.April 12, 1961: Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union becomes the first man in space and the first person to orbit Earth. ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.1 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

Do the achievements of the Soviet state, 1945-65, demonstrate the effectiveness of a centrally planned economy?

y year period, perhaps the most well known is their victory in the race to put a man in space. When Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth April 12th 1961 , the event heavily added to claims that the USSR was ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Cold War Affects To The Space Race

into space. USSR continued its lead in space exploration with the first person in space, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who orbited earth in Vostok 1, April 12, 1961. When U.S.S.R. succeeded on putting the f ...

(9 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Sunset

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy