Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space

On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, securing a victory for the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. A… read more

On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, securing a victory for the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. A panel of scholars discussed the legacy of Mr. Gagarin and the Soviet space program. The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute hosted this event and provided the video. close

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  • Joseph Dresen Program Associate Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars->Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
  • Slava Gerovitch Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology->History
  • Cathleen Lewis Curator National Air and Space Museum->Space History Department
  • Asif Siddiqi Professor Fordham University->History Department
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Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space

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Program ID:
511715-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 05, 2021 | 8:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 14, 2021 | 4:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jun 05, 2021 | 8:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 14, 2021 | 4:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3