Soviet files: star squad

The documentary marks the Cosmonautics day when on April 12, 1961 the first manned space flight took place!

Everyone knows his name. Yury Gagarin, the first man in space. But there were 19 people more – the members of the first cosmonauts squad. What did they have to endure before the first human being flew into space? What happened to them afterwards? Find out the secrets of the Soviet space programme and personal dramas of the star squad members. Only on RT.