The story, while magnificent, left much to the imagination. Aside from the name of Gagarin's spaceship, the Vostok (Russian for "East"), we knew almost nothing. What did the rocket, or the capsule, or Gagarin's spacesuit look like? What were the details of the flight path and the cosmonaut's activities? We heard the Vostok had blasted off from a spaceport called Baikonur, in south-central USSR, and that Gagarin landed in the capsule 108 minutes later, but just where remained a mystery.