Vostok-K | Vostok 1

Vostok-K | Vostok 1

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The first crewed space launch & the first orbital launch. It carried the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who completed 1 orbit before safely re-entering the atmosphere, he ejected from his capsule at an altitude of 7 km in order to parachute safely to the ground. The mission lasted 108 minutes.

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Soviet Space Program

The Soviet space program, was the national space program of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) actived from 1930s until disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Soviet Union's space program was mainly based on the cosmonautic exploration of space and the development of the expandable launch vehicles, which had been split between many design bureaus competing against each other. Over its 60-years of history, the Russian program was responsible for a number of pioneering feats and accomplishments in the human space flight, including the first intercontinental ballistic missile (R-7), first satellite (Sputnik 1), first animal in Earth orbit (the dog Laika on Sputnik 2), first human in space and Earth orbit (cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1), first woman in space and Earth orbit (cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova on Vostok 6), first spacewalk (cosmonaut Alexei Leonov on Voskhod 2), first Moon impact (Luna 2), first image of the far side of the Moon (Luna 3) and unmanned lunar soft landing (Luna 9), first space rover (Lunokhod 1), first sample of lunar soil automatically extracted and brought to Earth (Luna 16), and first space station (Salyut 1). Further notable records included the first interplanetary probes: Venera 1 and Mars 1 to fly by Venus and Mars, respectively, Venera 3 and Mars 2 to impact the respective planet surface, and Venera 7 and Mars 3 to make soft landings on these planets.

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Vostok 1


Serial Vostok-3KA No.3

Launch Crew Count 1

Status Single Use

Landing Time 1961-04-12T07:55:00+0000


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Crew

Yuri Gagarin

Pilot

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1934-03-09

Deceased 1968-03-27

Status Deceased

Type Government


Vostok-K


Height 30.84 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 971 kN

Diameter 2.99 Meters

Mass To LEO 4725 kg

Liftoff Mass 280 Tonnes


Launch Success 8

Consecutive Success 4

Maiden Flight 1960-05-15

Launch Failures 1


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Programs

Vostok

The Vostok programme was a Soviet human spaceflight project to put the first Soviet citizens into low Earth orbit and return them safely. Competing with the United States Project Mercury, it succeeded in placing the first human into space, Yuri Gagarin, in a single orbit in Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961.

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