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HOW TO FLY A SPACECRAFT

Humans have been flying into space since 1961. Back then, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched on a short trip into space lasting just 108 minutes in an automated spacecraft called Vostok 1. Unsure how humans would cope with the rigours of spaceflight, engineers designed the spacecraft to need no human input – Gagarin was simply a passenger from

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