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11/08/1962 The first person floats in microgravity

Vostok 3 lifted off from Gagarin's Start at Baikonur Cosmodrome atop a Vostok 8K72K rocket. During his first day in orbit, Nikolayev unstrapped himself from his seat and became the first spacefarer to float freely in conditions of microgravity in space.

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