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Vostok 6

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Vostok 6
Mission Insignia
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Mission Statistics
Mission Name: Vostok 6
Call Sign: Чайка (Chayka - "Seagull")
Number of Crew Members: 1
Launch: June 16, 1963
09:29:52 UTC
Baikonur LC1
Landing: June 19, 1963
08:20 UTC
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Duration: 2 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes
Number of Orbits: 48

A joint flight with Vostok 5, Vostok 6 carried the first woman into space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. (See also: List of firsts) This was largely a publicity exercise on the part of Soviet space programme director Sergei Korolev, but data was collected on the female body's reaction to spaceflight. The mission was originally conceived as being a joint mission with two Vostoks carrying female cosmonauts, but this changed as the Vostok program was cut back.

The re-entry capsule is now on display at the RKK Energia Museum in Kaluga.

This was the final Vostok flight.

Crew

Backup

Mission Parameters

  • Mass: 4713 kg
  • Perigee: 165 km
  • Apogee: 166 km
  • Inclination: 64.9
  • Period: 87.8 minutes

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