Week 45 -Spaceman in Stockport?


Making The Past My Future

This Week:

I received an enquiry concerning the Russian Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. A library member reported how his father had a photograph taken with Yuri Gagarin, from when he visited the UK in 1961. He wanted to know whether the photograph had been taken where his father worked in Reddish.

Gagarin_and_Nasser_and_Sadat_in_Cairo_Egypt_01-02-1962Yuri Gagarin. By Fyodor Nosov (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Yuri Gagarin was a USSR pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to enter outer space, when his Vostok Rocket orbited the Earth in April 1961. He became an instant celebrity and hero.

256px-Semyorka_Rocket_R7_by_Sergei_Korolyov_in_VDNH_Ostankino_RAF0540The Vostok Rocket. By Sergei Arssenev (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Gagarin_Capsule

Vostock Capsule. By SiefkinDR (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

With his new celebrity status, Gagarin was invited to numerous events across the world. However, after conducting…

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