Airfix A05172 Vostok 1 Rocket 50th Anniversary 1961 - 2011 The First Man in Space 1:144
Airfix - Vostok 1 Space Rocket - Kit (A05172)
Product Code: A05172
One of the most successful space designs ever, the initial flight of the Vostok which carried the first human being into space was launched on 12th April 1961. Vostok 1, carrying cosmonaut Yury A. Gagarin, made a single orbit of Earth before re-entry.
The Vostok series included six launchings over a two-year period. The final two missions in June 1963 by Vostok 5, followed two days later by Vostok 6, carrying Valentina V. Tereshkova, the first woman in space, were notable in that the two spacecraft travelled at times only 3 miles (4.8 km) apart, setting the stage for future space dockings between orbiting vehicles.
Model Scale: 1:144Dimensions (mm); L245 W62Number of Parts: 102
Out of Production for 9 Years - Very Rare - Mint in Box.