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On 60 Anniversary of Gagarin’s Space Flight

M.N. Okhochinskiy
senior lecturer, the Department of Rocket Building, D. Ustinov Baltic State Technical University (VOENMEH, associate professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, corresponding member of K. Tsyolkovskiy Russian Space Exploration Academy, recipient of the Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg in Education
St. Petersburg


  • Gagarin
  • the first space flight
  • cosmonaut
  • selection
  • requirement
  • university graduates
  • We look at the main stages of the selection of the first Soviet cosmonauts and the requirements to the candidates which ultimately made Yuri Gagarin a certain model possessing the best qualities of a cosmonaut. We tell about the cosmonauts who graduated from D. Ustinov Baltic State Technical University (VOENMEH) as the successors of the traditions created during the preparation for the first manned space flight.