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Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, the first man and first woman in space, photographed with their medals. Gagarin made the first manned spaceflight in the Vostok 1 spacecraft on April 12, 1961, completing one revolution round the Earth. Tereshkova completed 48 revolutions in the Vostok 6 spacecraft on June 16-19, 1963.
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