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The first cosmonaut to spend about 17 days in space endurance flight Adrin Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanosov in soyuz-9 (June 1, 1970)
The first person in the world to land on the moon Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Adrin Jr. of U.S.A. Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon followed by Aldrin. July 21, 1969.
The first man to enter space Major Yuri Gagarin (Russian)
The first woman cosmonaut of the world Velentina Tereshkova
The first American astronaut to float in space Edward White
The first unmanned spaceship to have soft landed and lifted off from the moon to return to the earth Luna-16 (U.S.S.R.) September 21, 1970
The first manned space vehicle to land on the moon Lunar Exploration Module (LEM) nick-named ‘Eagle’
The first spaceship which carried three American astronauts to land two of them on the moon Apollo-11
The first country to send man to the moon U.S.A.
The first space-vehicle to orbit the moon Luna-10 (U.S.S.R.)
The first unmanned moon buggy to explore surface of the moon Lunakhod-1 (U.S.S.R.)
The first space rocket brought back to earth after orbiting the moon Zond-5
First crew transfer between the orbiting spaceships Soyuz T-15 with Mir Space Station
The first mission of a linking-up in space by manned spaceships of U.S.A. and Soviet Union Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Mission (ASTP) (launched on July 15 and linked up in space on July 17, 1975)
India’s first scientific satellite Aryabhatta
The first man to fly into space belonging to a country other than Russia or the U.S.A. Vladimir
Russia’s first spaceship with international crew on board. Remek (Czechoslovakia)
The first country to send nuclear powered space craft to explore Jupiter U.S.A.
The first Indian to go into space Rakesh Sharma
The first American astronaut to make two space flights Gordon Cooper (U.S.A.)
The first country to launch a cosmic space rocket towards moon U.S.S.R.
The first space rocket to hit the moon Lunik II
The first spaceship in the world to sample moon’s crust Surveyor-3 (U.S.A.)
The first space vehicle to soft land on moon Luna-9 (U.S.S.R.)
The first manned spaceship to perform the longest stay in space (11 days) Apollo-7 (U.S.A.)
The first manned spaceship to perform space flight round the moon Apollo-8 (U.S.A.)
The first American manned spaceship to perform crew transfer in space Apollo-9 (U.S.A.)
The first woman of Indian origin in space Kalpana Chawla
The first residents on the International Space Station Bill shepherd (U.S.A.), Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev (Russia)
The first space tourist in the world Dennis Tito (U.S.A.)
The first European woman to international Space Station Claudie Haignere (French cosmonaut)
The first space tourist of S. Africa and second of the world Mark Shuttleworth (April 2002)
The first US space shuttle to explode while returning home killing all the astronauts Columbia (February 1, 2003)
China’s first man in space Yang Liwei
European Space Agency’s first moon probe craft SMART-I
America’s first Mission to Saturn Cassini Spacecraft (Reached Saturn’s orbit in July 2004)
First private, manned spacecraft Spaceship One (Launched on June 21, 2004)
First European space probe landing on the surface of the Saturnian Moon Titan Huygens (January 15, 2005)
India’s first Mapping Satellite CARTOSAT-I (Launched on May 5, 2005)
The first spacecraft to touch the surface of a comet NASA’s Deep Impact hit its comet target temple-I (July 4, 2005)
The first Japanese spacecraft to get down to an asteroid and collect samples from there Hayabusa (November 2005, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The first Probe Mission to planet Pluto New Horizons (U.S. launched on January 19, 2006)
The first space woman to stay for the longest ever Perivale of time in space Sunita Williams
The first lunar orbiter of China Chang’e-I (Lauched on October 24, 2007 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre of South-Western Sichuan Province)
The first successful moon mission of India Chandrayan-I (October 22, 2008)
The US software pioneer who became the first person to travel twice to space as a tourist Charles Simonyi (March 26, 2009)

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Created: Sat, Dec 12, 2009
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