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Vostok 2

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Mission:Vostok 2
Call sign:Oryel (Eagle)
Launch:August 6, 1961 05:00 UTC
Baikonur LC1
Landing:August 7, 1961 07:18 UTC
51° North, 46° East, near Krasny Kut[?]
Duration:1 day 01:18
Orbits:17.5

Vostok 2 carried cosmonaut Gherman Titov into orbit for a full day in order to study the effects of a more prolonged period of weightlessness on the human body.

Unlike Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 Titov took manual control of the spacecraft for a short while.

The flight was an almost complete success, marred only by a bout of space sickness[?] and a troublesome re-entry when the re-entry module failed to separate cleanly from its service module.

The re-entry capsule was unfortunately destroyed during development of the Voskhod[?] spacecraft.

Previous mission - Vostok 1, Next mission - Vostok 3



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