Spaceflight record anniversary: Georgy Timofeevitch Beregovoi
On 26th October 1968, Beregovoi launched the rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome (in Kazakhstan) and spent almost 4 days in space, completing 64 orbits in total. On Orbit 18, he achieved an altitude of 254.6km which was a record at the time.

The other record that he broke which still stands today is that of the ‘Greatest mass lifted to altitude in a rocket – 6575kg.’

This total weight consisted of the pilot and his spacesuit, the pilot seat, instruments compartment, cabin, orbital module, retrorocket, redundant retrorocket and landing system.
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