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"Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!"-Yuri Gagarin

Everybody Knows Apollo 11 but do you know Vostok 1?


On 12 April 1961, the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1) spacecraft with Gagarin aboard was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Gagarin thus became both the first human to travel into space, and the first to orbit the Earth.

This displayset shows the less known soviet spacecraft Vostok 1 and its pilot Yuri Gagarin during his first spacewalk/orbit around the planet.