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1 Gagarin, we loved you.
2 For being the first in space
No one could predict what would happen to a person in space in 1961. Psychologists feared a cosmonaut would go insane and engineers worried about the technology. Gagarin was only spooked when the ship re entered the atmosphere and began burning, but he finished the mission.
3 For the smile
The beaming “Gagarin grin” became one of the symbols of the USSR. It impressed the entire world over and presented difficulties to cinematographers - sometimes filming was cancelled because no actor could recreate that smile.
4 For your simplicity
In a starry city, Gagarin once brought a heavy present to his friends on the sixth floor. An acquiantance was surprised and offered to call locally stationed soldiers to do the deed. Gagarin declined with the words, “I’m not quite that important.”
5 For your humility
In France, the first man in space was gifted with an expensive spots car, a Matra. Driving such an exquisite vehichle made him stand out on the Russian roadways, and Gagarin hardly used it because he felt it was too expensive.
6 For your bravery
The legendary cosmonaut’s into space had been blocked due to the danger, but he chose a no less dangerous occupation as a test pilot. Not long before his death, he noted in his diary, “I have no greater calling than the wish to fly. A pilot must fly. Fly forever.”
7 For your humor
The famous “Come on!” Gagarin said at launch is considered an allusion to Dickens and became a popular anecdote. These words are said by the parrot when the cat is pulling him out of his cage by the tail.
8 For becoming a legend
Once, Gagarin crashed his “Volga” into an old “Victory.” A policeman let the famous cosmonaut off and, when Gagarin drove away, tried to attribute the guilt to some other driver. Gagarin, perhaps sensing the ill intent, returned to the location and cleared up the situation.