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Vostok 1 Orbiting the Earth, 1961
18" x 12"
Photographic Print

Vostok orbiting the Earth Artwork of the Vostok spacecraft carrying Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin around the Earth as the first human in space on April The Moon is in the background and the spacecraft is passing over clouds and ocean Gagarin launched from Baikonur Kazakhstan and circled the Earth once in a flight that lasted hour and minutes He landed by parachute in the Saratov region of Russia The Vostok spacecraft large enough for a crew of one consisted of an equipment module coneshaped and a descent module spherical Various antennae are also seen