Vostok-K | Vostok 6

Soviet Space Program launch of a Vostok-K Rocket

Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Vostok-K rocket as part of the Vostok 6 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sun, Jun 16th, 1963, 5:29 AM EDT from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Vostok 6

Vostok was the last mission of the Vostok program. It was piloted by Valentina Tereshkova. The mission was launched two days after Vostok 5. The mission began on 16 June 1963, 09:29:52 UTC and ended on 19 June 1963, 08:20 UTC.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Vostok

Soviet Space Program

Crew

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

Pilot - Russian

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 6 March 1937) is a retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was honorarily inducted into the Soviet Air Force and thus she also became the first civilian to fly in space.

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