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

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Vostok

The Vostok-K was an expendable carrier rocket used by the Soviet Union for thirteen launches between 1960 and 1964, six of which were manned. The Vostok-K made its maiden flight on 22 December 1960, three weeks after the retirement of the Vostok-L. The third stage engine failed 425 seconds after launch, and the payload, a Korabl-Sputnik spacecraft, failed to reach orbit. The spacecraft was recovered after landing, and the two dogs aboard the spacecraft survived the flight. On 12 April 1961, a Vostok-K rocket was used to launch Vostok 1, the first manned spaceflight, which made Yuri Gagarin the first human to fly in space.

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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