Talk:Yuri Gagarin

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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space and first to orbit the Earth, ejected from his descending spacecraft at an altitude of about 7,000 metres (23,000 ft)?
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Urinating on a bus tire[edit]

Should this be included?--Jack Upland (talk) 22:46, 21 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes. I just came here to say how odd it was that it wasn't mentioned. It may not seem like a big deal to some, but it's little things like this that gives the history colour and makes it a story. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:48, 21 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"first man to journey into outer space"[edit]

I just read this interesting biography about U.S. Air Force pilot Iven Kincheloe where it is made clear that Kincheloe was acclaimed as the first man into space. He performed history's first suborbital spaceflight on Sept 7, 1956 in the Bell X-2 rocketplane. Despite this fact, Gagarin is commonly regarded as the first man in space. While Gagarin became the first Soviet/Rusian in space, the first person to reach the thermosphere and the first person to have orbited the Earth, it should be somehow made clear that the statement "first man in space" depends on the definition of "space". Cpt Kincheloe reached an apogee of 126,200 ft (more than 38 km, some sources state an even higher apogee), well above the Liquid Water Line at ~114,000 ft beyond which liquid water cannot exist, and above most of the ozone layer. (talk) 05:13, 14 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Kármán line is at 100km, well above the 38km reached by Iven Kincheloe (talk) 15:31, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Kármán line isn't at exactly 100 km, it's just where the FAI defines "the" Kármán line and space boundary. In fact, each plane has its own Kármán line and it is usually lower, closer to 85-90 km. But obviously the FAI didn't hold human intelligence in high regard, otherwise if it wanted a nice round number it could have picked 90 km, 300K ft, 50 nmi or 60 mi. Bob White certainly went above the Kármán line in his 315K-ft-flight in 1962. 2001:4BC9:A44:467D:3D40:B57B:68AC:7C39 (talk) 09:04, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Monuments in Barskoon, Kyrgyzstan[edit]

The Barskoon article mentions a monument to Gagarin.

There are actually 2. Atlas Obscura has an article on a boulder with Gagarin’s face carved on it. It also has a picture of a smaller, much more professionally done sculpture of the sculpture. It’s located up the Barkoon Valley.

This article is protected otherwise I would make the edit. — (talk) 18:40, 19 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 11 January 2023[edit]

In "Education and early career," I believe that when describing the airman that taught Yuri Gagarin, we should use the word "Soviet" and not "Russian," as when talking about airmen, he was certainly serving the USSR as a whole, not just the Russian SFSR. Andrew Ikhy (talk) 01:00, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. --Mvqr (talk) 16:16, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you!! Andrew Ikhy (talk) 14:31, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minor change to address possible readability issue[edit]

In the "Personal life" section the following sentence can be found:

They were married on 7 November of the same year, the same day Gagarin graduated from his flight school, and they had two daughters.

I don't know if i'm at fault, but it's somewhat difficult to read in it's current form. I want to propose something like this to be put in its place:

On November 7th of the same year, they got married, which happened to be the same day that Gagarin graduated from flight school. They went on to have two daughters together. SPARKY358 (talk) 15:54, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Citation 94 invalid[edit]

I clicked on the link and the website claimed that the page did not exist. Dunno if I should remove it or not. (talk) 12:49, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]