Date of launch: April 12, 1961
Launch site: Baykonur Cosmodrome (USSR).
Launch vehicle: the "Vostok” rocket-carrier.
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.