Vostok 1962 American Apparel T-Shirt
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This shirt celebrates the Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 spaceflights that took place in 1962.
Vostok 3 was a spaceflight of the Soviet space program intended to determine the ability of the human body to function in conditions of weightlessness and test the endurance of the Vostok 3KA spacecraft over longer flights. Cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev orbited the Earth 64 times over nearly four days in space.
Vostok 4 was launched a day after Vostok 3 with cosmonaut Pavel Popovich on board—the first time that more than one manned spacecraft were in orbit at the same time. The two Vostok capsules came within 6.5 km (4.0 mi) of one another and ship-to-ship radio contact was established.
The cosmonauts of Vostok 3 and 4 did not attempt rendezvous. At one point the craft came within a few kilometres of each other and Popovich later reported at a news conference that he saw the other craft from orbit. Popovich is quoted as saying, "I saw it at once," referring to seeing Vostok 3 in orbit. "It looked like a very small moon in the distance."
- 100% fine jersey cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
- Fabric weight: 4.3 oz (146 g/m2)
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Double stitched
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