Voskhod | Voskhod 1

Soviet Space Program launch of a Voskhod Rocket

Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Voskhod rocket as part of the Voskhod 1 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Tue, Oct 13th, 1964, 3:47 AM EDT from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Voskhod 1

Voskhod 1 was the seventh manned Soviet space flight(Commander-Vladimir Komarov, Engineer Konstantin Feoktistov, and Medical Doctor Boris Yegorov) . It achieved a number of "firsts" in the history of manned spaceflight, being the first space flight to carry more than one crewman into orbit, the first flight without the use of spacesuits, and the first to carry either an engineer or a physician into outer space. It also set a manned spacecraft altitude record of 336 km (209 mi).

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Voskhod

Soviet Space Program

Crew

Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Komarov

Command Pilot - Russian

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Комаро́в, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr mʲɪˈxaɪləvʲɪtɕ kəmɐˈrof]; 16 March 1927 – 24 April 1967) was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut. In October 1964, he commanded Voskhod 1, the first spaceflight to carry more than one crew member. He became the first cosmonaut to fly in space twice when he was selected as the solo pilot of Soyuz 1, the first manned test flight of a new spacecraft. A parachute failure caused his Soyuz capsule to crash into the ground after re-entry on 24 April 1967, making him the first human to die in a space flight.

Konstantin Feoktistov

Konstantin Feoktistov

Engineer - Russian

Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov (Russian: Константин Петрович Феоктистов; 7 February 1926 – 21 November 2009) was a Soviet cosmonaut and an eminent space engineer. Feoktistov also wrote several books on space technology and exploration. The Feoktistov crater on the far side of the Moon is named in his honor.

Boris Yegorov

Boris Yegorov

Medical Doctor - Russian

Boris Borisovich Yegorov was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut who became the first physician to make a space flight. Yegorov was selected as a member of the multi-disciplinary team that flew on Voskhod 1.

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