Vostok 1’s Mission

Vostok 1 (Russian: Восток-1, East 1 or Arrange 1) was the first spaceflight in the Vostok system and the first human spaceflight in history. The Vostok 3KA space apparatus was started on April 12, 1961. The flight took Yuri Gagarin, a cosmonaut from the Soviet Union, into space. The flight checked the first time that a human dropped in space, and in addition the first orbital flight of a manned vehicle. Vostok 1 was started by the Soviet space system, and was planned by Soviet designs guided by Sergei Korolev under the supervision of Kerim Kerimov and others.

Vostok 1

Originally posted: November 16, 2012

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