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This image is of the control panel of Vostok 1 spacecraft, which was designed to carry a single cosmonaut. The mission was manned by 27-year-old Yuri Gagarin. The VostokThe primary and secondary backup cosmonauts for the mission were Gherman Titov and Grigori Nelyubov. The assignments were formally made on April 8, four days before the mission. On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth. - (via NASA - Yuri Gagarin)

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