|Mission Name:||Vostok 1|
|Call Sign:||Kedr (Кедр, translated as "Cedar")|
|Number of Crew Members:||1|
|Launch:||April 12, 1961|
|Landing:||April 12, 1961|
|Duration:||1 hour, 48 minutes|
|Number of Orbits:||1|
Vostok 1 was the first manned space mission. Launched on April 12, 1961, Vostok 1 took Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space, the first time anyone had ever journeyed beyond the Earth's atmosphere and the first time anyone went into orbit.
Gagarin orbited the Earth one time in 108 minutes and returned unharmed, ejecting from the Vostok capsule 7 km above the ground and parachuting separately to the ground (the capsule's parachute landing was too rough for cosmonauts to risk it at the time).
The re-entry capsule is now on display at the RKK Energia Museum in Kaluga.
Vostok is Russian for East.
Vostok 1 was the first manned space mission.