Voskhod 1 decent module

Voskhod 1 decent module, 1964

Voskhod 1 decent module, 1964

The three cosmonauts’ couches inside Voskhod were only fitted with difficulty, making the crew crane their necks to see the instrument panels. With no space for a means of escape to be fitted, a retrorocket slowed the spacecraft as it returned to Earth, enabling the cosmonauts to remain on board for the entire mission.

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