Birthplace of a Soviet space hero
When Yuri Gagarin, the first person to exit the Earth's atmosphere, blasted into space on 12 April 1961, millions of people marvelled.
He became a hero in his home country, but his beginnings were humble.
Today a replica of his family home marks his birthplace in the village of Klushino, about 200km from Moscow.
04 Apr 2011
- From the section Science & Environment