Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin (HM27RD)

Location: London, England SE10 8XJ Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 28.606', W 0° 0.039'

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Yuri Gagarin (1934-68)
Statue by Anatoly Novikov

On 12 April 1961 the Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gargarin, became the first human being to travel into space. In 2011, to mark the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's flight, the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, presented this statue to the British Council. Its permanent home here at the Royal Observatory was chosen to reflect the long association of Greenwich with exploration of the oceans and of the heavens.
The statue is a copy of one by Novikov, commissioned in 1984 by the town of Lyubertsy, Russia, where Gagarin was originally an apprentice steel maker.
Installation generously facilitated by Roscosmos and the British Council, and supported by OAO Sovcomflot, Aeroflot, and the Russian State Railways.
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HM NumberHM27RD
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Date Added Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 708277 N 5707112
Decimal Degrees51.47676667, -0.00065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 28.606', W 0° 0.039'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 28' 36.36" N, 0° 0' 2.34" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near The Avenue, London England SE10 8XJ, GB
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