Vostok

Vostok

[vos-tok, vo-stok; Russian vuh-stawk]
noun
one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one cosmonaut, used to make the world's first manned spaceflights.

Origin:
1961; < Russian Vostók literally, east

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Vostok (ˈvɒstɒk)
 
n
any of six manned Soviet spacecraft made to orbit the earth. Vostok 1, launched in April 1961, carried Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space; Vostok 6 carried Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space

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