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Today - 45 years after the conquest of human space

April 12 2006

Today marks the 45 anniversary of the first manned flight into space.

April 12, 1961 the Soviet Union orbited the Earth-satellite spacecraft "Vostok", driven by Yuri Gagarin. Booster "Vostok 8K72K" launched from Baikonur.

Understudy became German Titov. "East" was launched with a minimum distance from the surface of the Earth 181 kilometers, maximum - 327 km. The flight lasted 1 hour 48 minutes.

April 12 became a national holiday - the Day of astronautics.

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