Today Russia celebrates the Cosmonautics Day and we traditionally publish images of the first man in space.
On 12th April 1961 a carrier rocket “R-7” made at the plant “Progress” in Kuibyshev (presently called Samara) brought cosmonaut yuri Gagarin to the near-earth orbit. That event became the starting point of the space exploration by men.
He had good eyesight, heart and lungs. Abilities of Yuri’s organism were amazing, he showed high results at all tests – vibration, overload, hypoxia. He was psychologically stable too – even in the most stressful situations.