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(Russian name: R-7 rocket)

A name used in the West for a series of Soviet rocket boosters. The A-1 launched Sputnik and the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space. The A-2, with upper stages added, was the launch vehicle for the Soyuz spacecraft.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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