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"Vostok”
 
Date of launch: April 12, 1961
 
Launch site: Baykonur Cosmodrome (USSR).
 
Launch vehicle: the "Vostok” rocket-carrier.
 
Launch crew: Commander - Yuri GAGARIN (USSR)
 
Brief Summary: The first manned space flight. During returning to Earth at the height of about 7 kilometers the cosmonaut catapulted out from the landing capsule and then descended and landed by parachute. The capsule descended and landed by parachute separately.
 
Landing crew: Commander - Yuri GAGARIN (USSR)
 
Date of landing: April 12, 1961.
 
Place of landing: in the vicinity of the village of Smelovka, Saratov region, USSR.

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