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Vostok 1 - First manned spacecraft. Looks old school. More tailored to deep sea diving than outer space. How strange the difference in now and then.

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On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space. See photos of the historic flight of Vostok 1.

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This photo released by spacecraft manufacturer RSC Energia shows the Vostok spacecraft. On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin launched into orbit on Vostok 1 to become the first human to fly in space.

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See how the first human spaceflight actually occurred when the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961.

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Launch of "Vostok 1", Russian spacecraft, from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The first manned space flight with Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut. 12 April 1961. #space #Russian #cosmonaut

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Vostok 1 (Russian: Восток-1, East 1 or Orient 1) - the first spaceflight in the Vostok program and the first human spaceflight in history

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