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Vostok 6 descent modul

This is the actual spacecraft that took Valentina Tereshkova into space. Inside, Tereshkova faced mortal danger. Soon after reaching orbit, she noticed that the spacecraft was misaligned. Ground control transmitted a new computer program to right the spacecraft. Without this … Continue reading

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Who’s in charge?

Vostok was navigated mainly from the ground, via radio. The command signals were received by these large aerials. The first cosmonauts were discouraged from interfering with their flights, and there was even a coded keypad in the cabin to prevent … Continue reading

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