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Sotheby’s to auction 1961 Soviet space capsule
Before blasting the first human into space in 1961, the Soviet Union fired off one last test flight of the tiny capsule that would carry Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on his historic mission.
The test capsule, Vostok 3KA-2, still scorched from re-entry, will be sold at Sotheby’s in New York on April 12, the 50th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight.
Sotheby’s, which is displaying the capsule at its New York headquarters ahead of the sale, estimates it will fetch between $2 million to $10 million. The owner, who wished to remain anonymous, bought it privately from Russia several years ago.
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Sotheby’s to auction 1961 Soviet space capsule

Before blasting the first human into space in 1961, the Soviet Union fired off one last test flight of the tiny capsule that would carry Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on his historic mission.

The test capsule, Vostok 3KA-2, still scorched from re-entry, will be sold at Sotheby’s in New York on April 12, the 50th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight.

Sotheby’s, which is displaying the capsule at its New York headquarters ahead of the sale, estimates it will fetch between $2 million to $10 million. The owner, who wished to remain anonymous, bought it privately from Russia several years ago.

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(via yyz-c)

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    ….whoa whoa whoa hold the phone. So you can buy Yuri Gagarin’s space capsule? Just like that? And keep it in the garage...
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    So they were trying to make the Deathstar
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