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Vostok 1——The First Ever Manned Spaceflight

Hello,everyone.I think I should introduce myself at the beginning of this Project.

I am a student from China. I am a MOCer. I like LEGO and I use LDD usually. This year's Feb. 5 is the Chinese traditional festival—— the Spring Festival. So, I’d like to wish everyone a happy New Year and best wishes for 2019.

新年快乐!Happy new year!

Then, let's take a look at Vostok 1.

Vostok 1 was the first ever manned space flight, which put cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into low earth orbit on April 12th 1961, and Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first human in space.

The Oriental series of spacecraft, completed by Korolev and Krimov, is the earliest manned spacecraft Series in the Soviet Union. "Oriental" spacecraft can only take one astronaut, its cockpit is equipped with ejection seats, radio, navigation and other equipment. Behind the cockpit is the instrument cabin, equipped with chemical batteries, return rockets and other auxiliary equipment. The last cylinder is the last stage launch vehicle. Above the cockpit, there are three portholes, which can be used to observe the scenery outside. The cockpit also contains oxygen, water and other necessities for astronauts. The objects carried by the Oriental can be used by astronauts for 10 days and nights.

On April 12, 1961, at 9:07 Moscow time, Gagarin took off from Baikonur Launch Site aboard the "Oriental 1" spacecraft and circled the Earth in orbit for 1 hour and 48 minutes. He returned safely at 10:55 hours, completing the world's first manned space flight and fulfilling the human desire to enter space.

After that, let's look at this MOC.

This set consists of  776 bricks and contains the Vostok 1 spacecraft a display stand for posing the spacecraft, and a minifigure of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. He can be displayed outside the spacecraft or placed inside the descent module. Vostok1 was a great project, so I believe this set would serve as a great first set involving a Russian spacecraft, as it would be a testimony to the conributions of Russia to the develoupment of space exploration.