The Vostok Missions

By: Lexi Butt

Background Info

There were lots of Vostok missions. Some were test missions and some were real missions. Vostok 1 was the first space craft to go into space with a human in it. The Vostok missions were mostly flown by russians. On April 12 1961, aboard Vostok 1 Yuri Gagarin became the first human in history to reach low-Earth orbit, otherwise known as ‘space’. He also beat the American Alan Shepard into space by only 25 days.

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman to fly into space. she was a Russian. She piloted on Vostok 6 on June 16 1963. She was in space a total of 2 days 23 hours and 12 minutes.

Videos and Diagrams!

Vostok 2 Second Man in Orbit "Cosmonaut" 1961-08-07 Universal Newsreel Gherman Titov

Titov a russian returns from orbit on Vostok 2!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdbiMEgcc0

Popovich and Nikolai are 3rd and 4th russians to orbit!