Korabl'-Sputnik-1 - Space launch mission detailed information
15 MAY 1960
Soviet Space Program
Korabl-Sputnik was the first test flight of the Vostok programme and the first Vostok spacecraft.
Vostok was a family of rockets derived from the Soviet R-7 Semyorka ICBM and was designed for the human spaceflight programme.