Vostok 1: Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight in history
by Globetrotter on 14 April 2011EN
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Launch pad and landing site of Vostok 1, the first russian space flight programe, launched on April 12, 1961. The video which can be watched here was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight.
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