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Vostok: Earth's First Spaceship
The Vostok 3KA-2 was the last unmanned flight before Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth on April 12, 1961. The rocket went into space carrying a dog named Zvezdochka and a mannequin in a spacesuit.