Was Gagarin really the first man in space? The USSR’s ‘lost cosmonauts’

A series of recordings made by two Italian brothers in the early 1960s suggest that, before Yuri Gagarin successfully blasted off into orbit and returned home, several Soviet astronauts perished, their pleas for help caught on tape. We take a look at whether the Soviet Union really did cover up its early space disasters.

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