55th anniversary of the Launch of the First Human into Orbit

On April 12, 1961, at 09:07 Moscow time, a rocket with the Vostok spacecraft-satellite flown by pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was launched from the Cosmodrome near the Baikonur station.

 

The Vostok 1 spacecraft-satellite descent vehicle has been kept in the Museum hall of NPO Energia ever since, which is named after Academician S.P. Korolev.

 

All structural elements, devices and units of the Vostok spacecraft-satellite descent vehicle are original (except for the interior lining, reconstructed due to deterioration).
Hi-resolution 360-degree panorama of the Vostok spacecraft-satellite created by Andrew Bodrov:

http://www.360cities.net/pro_embed_iframe/ab754eab1d/vostok-1-spacecraft-first-human-flight-by-yuri-gagarin-russia

 

Interactive 360 video:

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