Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin (1934 – 1968), the first man in space, a hero of the Soviet as well as my little childhood.  Yuri was banned from space flights as the Russians feared they would loose their hero – so he re-trained to qualify as a fighter pilot. He died on a training mission in an unexplained air crash. I always remember wondering if he found it madly frustrating to only be flying a jet when he could have been zooming about in the infinite reaches of space…

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About kateillustrates

I am an illustration student at the Arts University College Bournemouth. I like riding my bike, plotting great plans, travelling places, trying to imagine what goes on in space, playing ukulele, guffawing and sleeping.
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