Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space on 12th April 1961 on board the Vostok 1 spacecraft. He was launched by a modified ballistic missile, the SS-6, converted into the A series of launch rockets. The flight, launched from the Tyuratam Cosmodrome, lasted 108 minutes and travelled 25,400 miles (40,900 km). The Vostok capsule was 7.5 feet (2.3m) in diameter and weighed 1,765 lbs (800 kg).
Dimensions: L 245mm x W 65mm. No of Pieces: 102. Requires painting.
Age: 8+ years. Part of the Airfix Kitset Collection.