The Gagarin is a spaceship owned by the Eligius Corporation which originated from Earth. It is a prisoner transport from the mining ship, Eligius IV. The people in the ship are from before the first Nuclear Apocalypse.

History Edit

In Praimfaya, six years and seven days after Praimfaya, a ship descends down on Earth's surface. It was seemingly involved with the mining of asteroids and the transportation of humans to and from the Asteroid Belt. It was, at first, misinterpreted by Clarke Griffin to be the ship carrying Bellamy and the others back to Earth.

Throughout the Series Edit

Season Four Edit

Eligius Corporation - Gagarin

The Gagarin preparing to land on the Earth

In Praimfaya, the Gagarin lands on Earth, carrying prisoners from Cell Block B. This was witnessed by Clarke and Madi.

Season Five Edit

In Eden, after the Gagarin lands on Earth, Charmaine Diyoza, along with the other prisoners have entered outside on the ground.

In Pandora's Box, Clarke and Bellamy, along with Diyoza and the other prisoners flew on the Gagarin towards Polis, where they manage to dig out and open the Second Dawn Bunker. Before releasing everyone else in the bunker, Octavia first comes out of the bunker and sees the Gagarin on the ruins of Polis. After Diyoza and the other prisoners betray Wonkru and holds Abby and Kane hostage, they leave on the Gagarin as it lifts up and flies back to Eligius IV and the Shallow Valley.

In Shifting Sands, the prisoners on the Gagarin, along with Miles Shaw spots Wonkru marching to the desert towards the Valley. Later, on the Gagarin, as the prisoners began torturing Raven Reyes and John Murphy, Shaw intervenes and stops them. After the prisoners leave the room, Shaw helps Murphy escape from the Gagarin, while Raven stays behind. Later, when Diyoza, Shaw, and Paxton McCreary are flying the Gagarin, they began to launch a missile and fires at the Wonkru camp. However, some of the Wonkru members survived the sandstorm.

In Exit Wounds, the Gagarin begins sending food supplies and a message to Wonkru, offering them peace and shelter at the Shallow Valley. Later, the Wonkru members defect towards the Gagarin, in order to head towards Shallow Valley, but were put into shock collars.


Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
Heavy Lies the CrownAbsent
The Four HorsemenAbsent
A Lie GuardedAbsent
The Tinder BoxAbsent
We Will RiseAbsent
Gimme ShelterAbsent
God ComplexAbsent
Die All, Die MerrilyAbsent
The Other SideAbsent
The ChosenAbsent
Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
Red QueenAbsent
Sleeping GiantsAppears
Pandora's BoxAppears
Shifting SandsAppears
Exit WoundsAppears
Acceptable LossesAppears
How We Get to PeaceAppears
Sic Semper TyrannisAppears
The Warriors WillMentioned
The Dark YearAbsent
Damocles (Part 1)Absent
Damocles (Part 2)Absent

Gallery Edit

  • The sign that says Eligius Corporation on the ship.
  • Gagarin Prisoner Transport
  • Gagarin in Season 5.
  • Gagarin outside the ruins of Polis
  • Gagarin preparing to take off to Eligius IV in Pandora's Box.
  • Gagarin at night in Shifting Sands
  • Gagarin dropping supplies in Exit Wounds

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • The name "Gagarin" could derive from the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin.
  • Showrunner Jason Rothenberg teased that the prisoners aboard the ship will, at first, be antagonists.[1] Unlike the juvenile delinquents, these arrivals are "real hardened criminals"[2] and will be a threat.[3]

References Edit