Your Very Own Antique Space Pod

51400245 Your Very Own Antique Space PodThis evening, 50 years after Yuri Gagarin completed the first manned flight into space, Sotheby’s New York will be auctioning a prototype of his spaceship, the Vostok 3KA-2. Test-driven with a “cosmonaut-mannequin” named Ivan Ivanovich only 18 days before Mr. Gagarin’s historic flight, it’s the only privately owned Vostok spaceship outside of Russia. The low estimate is $2 million and bidding starts at 5 p.m.

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