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(1772) Gagarin

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1968 CB. Discovered 1968 Feb. 6 by L. I. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of the late Yuri Gagarin {1934–1968}, the illustrious Soviet cosmonaut, and the first man to circumnavigate the Earth in outer space. (M 3185)

Gagarin is also honored by a lunar crater.

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