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Voskhod - 50 years ago today
« on: 10/12/2014 07:22 AM »
On October 12, 1964 the Soviet Union launched Voskhod (no number), the world's first spacecraft to carry three people into orbit: vladimir Komarov, Konstantin Feoktistov and Boris Yegorov.

We now know that Voskhod was simply a modified Vostok but the Soviets managed the two piloted multi-manned Voskhod missions before the first US multi-manned mission.
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Re: Voskhod - 1
« Reply #1 on: 10/12/2016 08:52 AM »
52nd anniversary of the first launch of a multi-seater spacecraft
October 12, 2016

On October 12, 1964, the world's first multi-seater spacecraft Voskhod-1 was launched from the Baikonur launch site and put into orbit.

The Voskhod series of spacecraft was based on the legendary Vostok spacecraft. Included in the design of Vokhod-1 for the first time were a soft landing system, an additional attitude control system with ion sensors, improved radio and TV equipment. The crew of Voskhod-1 consisted of: the spacecraft commander Vladimir Komarov, a research engineer Konstantin Feoktistov and a physician Boris Yegorov. It was the first time cosmonauts flew into space without wearing pressure suits.

Their mission included physical, engineering and biomedical experiments, as well as studies of the ability of a team of cosmonauts to work and cooperate in flight in various fields of science and technology. The crew of Voskhod-1 set four world records: the maximum altitude (408 km) and the maximum mass (5320 kg), delivered to such an altitude, as well as the flying distance (669 784.027 km) and mission duration (24 hours 17 minutes) for multi-seater spacecraft. Having fully accomplished its mission, Voskhod-1 successfully landed on October 13.

http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2016/news_10-12.html
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Re: Voskhod - 50 years ago today
« Reply #2 on: 10/12/2016 11:59 AM »

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Re: Voskhod - 50 years ago today
« Reply #3 on: 10/12/2016 03:11 PM »
Looks like this thread gains popularity on the 52nd anniversary, not the 50th!!!!!
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Re: Voskhod - 50 years ago today
« Reply #4 on: 10/12/2016 03:47 PM »
First manned flight of the larger upper stage that would eventually power Soyuz.

First manned flight without a launch escape system.

That launch photo above does not match the coloring of the shroud and upper stage in the other photos.

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Re: Voskhod - 50 years ago today
« Reply #5 on: 10/14/2016 11:02 PM »
Coming in 2017, an article serial will appear that should contain some televideo still imagery from the first three-man Voskhod.

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Re: Voskhod - 50 years ago today
« Reply #6 on: 10/14/2016 11:35 PM »
First manned flight of the larger upper stage that would eventually power Soyuz.

First manned flight without a launch escape system.

That launch photo above does not match the coloring of the shroud and upper stage in the other photos.

The Soviets loved to retouch photos like that. Red, the color of the Revolution! (In more ways than one...)

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