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Man Returns from Space

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Man Returns from Space

The USSR and the world react to the return of Yuri Gagarin from his first manned space flight on 12th April 1961.

1961 20 mins

Overview

The USSR and the world react to the return of Yuri Gagarin from his first manned space flight on 12th April 1961. This newsreel film from Moscow’s Central Documentary Film Studio captures the astronaut’s adoring reception at Vnukovo airport, followed by speeches by Gagarin and Khrushchev in Red Square.