Soviet Vostok 2 mission control, 1961

Soviet Vostok 2 mission control, 1961

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Caption: Soviet Vostok 2 mission control. Soviet mission controllers during the Vostok 2 mission. The screens show a map of the world (left) and a map of the USSR (right). The second Soviet manned mission into space, the Vostok 2 spacecraft carried Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov (1935-2000), and orbited the Earth 17 times from 6-7 August 1961. Photographed in Russia, on 6 August 1961.

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