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First Man in Space

By April 12, 2007

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On this date in history, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to travel into space aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1. The Vostok 1 capsule orbited Earth at a speed of 27,400 kilometers per hour in 89 minutes. The flight lasted 108 minutes. At the highest point, Yuri Gagarin was about 327 kilometers above Earth.

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May 29, 2007 at 12:52 pm
(1) Morgan says:

You need to put dates on here!!

May 29, 2007 at 4:06 pm
(2) Nick Greene says:

You mean like the one that says Thursday April 12, 2007?

June 5, 2007 at 10:54 am
(3) Erin says:

No, like the YEAR it happened…back on April 12th!!!!!

June 21, 2007 at 7:37 pm
(4) Thomas Park says:

It happened on the 12th of april 1961 And he was from russia

October 30, 2007 at 6:22 am
(5) philip says:

There was something recently in the press to disprove this. Another guy was first but it was hushed up,.

May 12, 2008 at 10:22 pm
(6) Justin says:

It is Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin He is Russian

May 19, 2008 at 7:58 am
(7) Karen Ann says:

Wonder what the next first man on the moon will be called…. What about the first man on mars his name… The future of space is as intersting as discussing the past.. I buzz of a space launch or landing. By the way thanks for the link to travellers I.Q i am addicted I am also impressed at my own growing intelligence due to the challenges.

August 25, 2008 at 7:29 pm
(8) chelsea says:

WHY DID HER WANT @ FLY AROUND THE EARTH INTO ORBIT?!?!?!?!?!!? I NEED MOTIVES HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

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