Gagarin's original space flight report to be sold at Christie's auction

The original report made by first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin about the first flight will be put for sale at Christie's to be held in New York on May, 9 and devoted to space exploration. As this RIA "Novosti" correspondent was told at the Christie's headquarters in London, three typewritten pages with a sign "USSR space pilot major Yuri Gagarin, April, 15, 1961" will be put for sale for $150-200 thousand dollars. In his report Gagarin gives the country's leaders an account of what he has seen during the flight. "The sky, - Gagarin writes, - is of absolutely black colour. The stars are seen somewhat more clearly in this sky...they are easily distinguished". The Earth, Gagarin reports, has a "characteristic, very beautiful blue halo...While I was coming out of the shadow, I saw the Sun glinting through the atmosphere". Gagarin also reports about his health condition. "Due to the good training, I endured space flight successfully. At present I am feeling excellently", the first astronaut reported.

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