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Vostok

[ vos-tok, vo-stok; Russian vuh-stawk ]
/ ˈvɒs tɒk, vɒˈstɒk; Russian vʌˈstɔk /
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noun

one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one cosmonaut, used to make the world's first manned spaceflights.

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Origin of Vostok

First recorded in 1961, Vostok is from the Russian word Vostók literally, east
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Vostok
/ (ˈvɒstɒk) /

noun

any of six manned Soviet spacecraft made to orbit the earth. Vostok 1, launched in April 1961, carried Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space; Vostok 6 carried Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space
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