9 Unforgettable Moments in the History of Space Exploration

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar 2023-04-11,15:05:04 news

First man in space

On 12 April 1961, The USSR sent Yuri Gagarin into space. This day is called International Day of Human Space Flight.

World's first artificial satellite

The Sputnik 1 satellite was launched by the USSR on 4 October 1957.

First creatures to return alive from space

Two monkeys, Able and Baker, became the first living creatures to survive a space flight.

First woman in space

Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to be launched into space by the Soviet Union on 16 June 1963.

First-ever spacewalk

On 18 March 1965, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov carried out the first-ever spacewalk from the two-man Voskhod spacecraft.

First man on the Moon

American Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969.

First space station is launched

Russia launched Salyut, the first space station on 19 April 1971.

'Free-flying' in space

Bruce McCandless became the first person to do a spacewalk without being attached to the spacecraft

First space tourist

Dennis Tito, a billionaire businessman from California, became the first paying passenger to go to outer space.

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