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Sport Subclass Type of record Performance Date Claimant Status Region ID
Space records K-1 Greatest mass lifted to altitude 1 832,51 kg 05 May 1961 Alan B. Shepard, Jr (USA) ratified - current record World 9520
Space records K-2 Duration 1 h 48 min 12 Apr 1961 Yuri Alexeevitch Gagarine (URS) ratified - superseded since approved World 9326
Space records K-2 Altitude in elliptical orbit 327 km 12 Apr 1961 Yuri Alexeevitch Gagarine (URS) ratified - current record World 9327
Space records K-2 Greatest mass lifted to altitude 4 725 kg 12 Apr 1961 Yuri Alexeevitch Gagarine (URS) ratified - superseded since approved World 9328

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