Test Flight Mannequin named "Ivan Ivanovich" in Space Race

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This test flight mannequin named "Ivan Ivanovich" orbited the Earth in 1961 weeks before the flight of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Ivan's mission was to test the spacecraft and pressure suit to be used by Gagarin, as well as spacecraft tracking and recovery operations.


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