Vostok-K | Vostok 1

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 1 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Wed, Apr 12th, 1961, 1:07 AM from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Vostok 1

The first crewed space launch & the first orbital launch. It carried the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who completed 1 orbit before safely re-entering the atmosphere, he ejected from his capsule at an altitude of 7 km in order to parachute safely to the ground. The mission lasted 108 minutes.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Vostok-K

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
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