The aerospace medicine department was set up.

According to the State tests, the K-22 ejection seat made the ejection safe at the speeds up to 1050 km/h and within the range of flight altitudes of 50- 25 000 m. Thus, the K-22 ejection seat was used to establish 2 high-altitude ejection world records with immediate parachute deployment (day and night ejections).

Participation in preparation and realization of the space launch of Belka the dog and Strelka the dog from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Start of works on the VOSTOK spacecraft seat and CK-1 full pressure suit.