GK-First in Space-Human Beings/Animals

 

S.No. First in Person/Animal Vehicle Date
1. First animal in space Laika, the dog Sputnik-2 03 Nov 1957
2. First man in space Maj Yuri Gagarin Vostok 1 12 Apr 1961
3. First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova Vostok 6 16 Jun 1963
4. First person to walk in space Alexei Leonov Voskhod 2 18 Mar 1965
5. First woman to walk in space Svetlana Savitskaya Salyut 7 25 Jul 1984
6. First American in space Allan Shepard MR-3 (Freedom 7) 05 May 1961
7. First man on moon Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 20 Jul 1969
8. First Indian in space Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma Soyuz T-11 02 Apr 1984
9. First US woman in space Sally Ride STS-7 (Challenger) 18 Jun 1983
10. First space tourist Dennis Tito Soyuz TM32/31 28 Apr 2001
11. First woman space tourist Anousheh Ansari Soyuz TMA9 18 Sep 2006
12. First Indian (American) Woman in space Kalpana Chawla Spaceship Columbia 19 Nov 1997
13. First Chinese in space Lt Col Yang Liwei Shenzou V 15 Oct 2003
14. First Chinese woman in space Liu Yang Shenzou 9 16 Jun 2012

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