The Vostok Missions

This was a more difficult task. We had to model the Russian capsule used to place the first man in history (Yuri Gagarin) into orbit, on April 12, 1961.

 

This occurred during the cold war years, so just a few documents and images were available on the Web, most of them issued recently.

 

Fortunately the free web-based translators available allowed us to use Russian documents issued in the sixties - a very precious help for completing Christophes very detailed model.

 

Links:

My article on the Vostok Missions

Christophes model

 

 

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