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Vostok


Tyneside, UK
2019 Jun 24
Monday, Day 175

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Vostok - the World's First Spaceship

In all, six piloted missions were orbited, between 1961 and 1963, under the 'Vostok' programme name.

VostokThe Vostok spacecraft shares its roots with Sergei Korolyov's 'Zenit' recoverable satellite. Several versions of Zenit have existed over the years and it still flies orbital missions as the re-entry vehicle of the 'Cometa' recoverable satellite, and under the 'Photon' and 'Bion' labels.

The Vostok spacecraft development programme included several orbital flights before Gagarin went into orbit, including a full dress rehearsal with dummy cosmonaut.

Following Laika (Sputnik 2) into space were several dogs as occupants of the Vostok development missions - the Korabl Sputniks or 'Spaceship Satellites'. Unlike with Laika, the object was to return the dogs from their missions, though this aim was not always achieved.

A short chronology of the Vostok and early Zenit programmes follows. A more complete history can be found in the "Zarya Diaries" - available from the right hand menu.


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