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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 22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:48, 21 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:13, 14 May 2021 (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]
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.
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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]
Minor change to address possible readability issue
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]