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The first human spaceflight marks 45 years

April 12 2006

45 years ago, April 12, 1961, aboard Vostok launched the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. That historic flight lasted exactly 108 minutes.

Since then, the space visited by over 430 earthlings from dozens of countries. Only from Baikonur, from which the 12 April 1961 went to the flight of the first cosmonaut, took off one hundred manned spacecraft, transmit, " Vesti ".

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