On march 27, 1968, Yuri Gagarin, 34-year-old, stands up in an excellent mood : he is finally allowed to resume his profession as a pilot of Mig. He was so fed up of playing the hero of the soviet Union, to be carried to the four corners of the planet, to pronounce always the same speech, to receive the accolade of thousands of strangers, not getting shit-faced on vodka. After seven years of waiting, there it is, it was given the green light to re-qualify.

This morning, Gagarin prepares to make its seventeenth flight in the company of his instructor, Vladimir Seryogin. To 10 uh…