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On April 12, 1961, the USSR opened the era of manned spaceflight, with the flight of the first cosmonaut (Russian name for space travelers), Yuri Gagarin. Gagarin's flight, part of the Soviet Vostok space exploration program, took 108 minutes and consisted of a single orbit of the Earth.
Gagarin thus became both the first human to travel into space and the first to orbit the Earth. His call sign was Kedr (Siberian pine or Cedar).
The radio communication between the launch control room and Gagarin included the following dialogue at the moment of rocket launch:
Korolev: "Preliminary stage..... intermediate..... main..... lift off! We wish you a good flight. Everything is all right."
Gagarin: "Poyekhali!" (Let's go!).
Gagarin's informal poyekhali! became a historical phrase in the Eastern Bloc, used to refer to the beginning of the Space Age in human history.
Date of issue: 31.03.2021
In the centre the relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, above the semicircular inscription along the rim THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION framed on both sides by ornamental elements of doubled rhombuses, in the lower part of the disc, at the edge the horizontal inscriptions BANK OF RUSSIA and 25 RUBLES, the date 2021 under it, over it to left indications of the precious metal and its fineness and the fine metal content and the mint trademark on the right.
Depicts relief images of a flying winged human figure and a star against the background of stylised images of the sky full of stars and mythological creatures – the zodiacal constellations of Taurus, Leo, and Sagittarius; below, along the rim there are inscriptions: "12 APRIL 1961" and "THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT".
12 АПРЕЛЯ 1961 г.