Winner - Fossett: Gagarin died at 34 flying a MiG-15. Fossett died in a somewhat less ballsy aircraft, but before that day set a ridiculous list of firsts. First to round the world solo in a balloon. First to fly a plane around the globe without stopping to refuel. First glider flight into the stratosphere.
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