Vostok 1 ejection seat

Vostok 1 ejection seat

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Vostok 1 ejection seat. The cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin used this ejection seat to exit the descent module upon re-entry, after completing the first manned orbit of Earth. Gagarin made one complete revolution round the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft on 12th April 1961, with the flight lasting 108 minutes.

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