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Vostok

[vos-tok, vo-stok; Russian vuh-stawk] /ˈvɒs tɒk, vɒˈstɒk; Russian vʌˈstɔk/
noun
1.
one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one cosmonaut, used to make the world's first manned spaceflights.
Origin
1961
1961; < Russian Vostók literally, east
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Vostok

/ˈvɒstɒk/
noun
1.
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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