Yuri Gagarin

Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is shown in a black and white portrait photograph wearing a space helmet with the visor open.

It’s been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space


Author Stephen Walker discusses his biography on Yuri Gagarin with The World’s host Marco Werman.

An elderly white man in front of a white background

Khrushchev’s son recalls Sputnik, Gagarin ascent in US-Soviet space race

Global Politics

Civil War, 1896 Tsunami, Mau Mau, Yuri Gagarin, Bay of Pigs

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s legacy

Arts, Culture & Media

Vi Hart on Cosmonauts, Math, and the New Right and Wrong

Arts, Culture & Media

Soviet space memorabilia

Global Politics

Fifty years after the Soviets sent the first man into space, The World’s Alex Gallafent reports that space memorabilia is everywhere. It’s in museums, it’s on sale in auction houses, you can even buy stuff left behind on the surface of the moon.

The World

One small step

Global Politics

The competition was fierce between the superpowers, but the rest of the world watched in anticipation and amazement. Now, two British actors are on a worldwide tour of the play �One Small Step.� Anchor Lisa Mullins spoke with them in Oxford, England.