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The legitimate questions focus on the fact that Gagarin did not land inside his spacecraft. The reasoning goes that since he did not land inside his spacecraft, he disqualified himself from the record books.
This might seem to be a very reasonable argument, but Gagarin remains the first man in space. The justification for Gagarin remaining in that position lies in the organization that sets the standards for flight.
Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin, probably on or about April 12,when he made his orbital space flight in Vostok 1. It was founded in as a non-governmental and non-profit making international organization to further aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.
Among its duties, the FAI certifies and registers records. Its first records in aviation date back to The organization also arbitrates disputes over records.
When it was apparent that the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics were planning to launch men into space, the FAI specified spaceflight guidelines. One of the stipulations that the FAI carried over from aviation was that spacecraft pilots, like aircraft pilots should land inside their craft in order for the record to be valid.
In the case of aviation, this made perfect sense. No one wanted to encourage pilots to sacrifice themselves for an aviation record. Piloting an aircraft that could not land did nothing to further aeronautical engineering. When Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth on 12 Aprilthe plan had never been for him to land inside his Vostok spacecraft.
Soviet engineers had not yet perfected a braking system that would slow the craft sufficiently for a human to survive impact. They decided to eject the cosmonaut from his craft.
Yuri Gagarin ejected at 20, feet and landed safely on Earth. Soviet engineers had not discussed this shortcoming with Soviet delegates to the FAI prior to his flight.
They prepared their documents for the FAI omitting this fact. This led everyone to believe that Gagarin had landed inside his spacecraft. It was not until four months later, when German Titov became the second human to orbit the Earth and the first person to spend a full day in space, when the controversy began to brew.
Titov owned up to ejecting himself. The conclusion of the delegates was to rework the parameters of human spaceflight to recognize that the great technological accomplishment of spaceflight was the launch, orbiting and safe return of the human, not the manner in which he or she landed.
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Yuri Gagarin was a famous Russian cosmonaut and the first man to enter space and orbit the Earth, on the ‘Vostok 1.’ He became a national hero and a global celebrity after his successful mission that marked a victory for the ‘Eastern Bloc’ against the West in the race to regardbouddhiste.com Of Birth: Klushino.
Vostok 1 (Russian: Восто́к, East or Orient 1) was the first spaceflight of the Vostok programme and the first manned spaceflight in history. The Vostok 3KA space capsule was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 12, , with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard, making him the first human to cross into outer space..
The orbital spaceflight consisted of a single orbit around Earth. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut.
He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April Yuri Gagarin was the first person to fly in space.
His flight, on April 12, , lasted minutes as he circled the Earth for a little more than one orbit in the Soviet Union's Vostok spacecraft. Yuri Gagarin remains indisputably the first person in space and the concept that the first cosmonauts had to land inside their spacecraft is a faded artifact of the transition from aviation to spaceflight.