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Man in space

April 12, 2011

It’s fifty years since the Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the first man in space. Gagarin’s achievement accelerated the space race and helped usher in a rich language of exploration.

The OED Online offers more than 300 entries relating to astronautics, from A-OK to warp-speed. To boldly have a look, subscribers can use Browse/Categories (Transport/Astronautics).