Who was the First Person in Space

(A) Neil Armstrong
(B) Valentina Tereshkova
(C) Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
(D) Alan Shepard

Correct Answer : Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was the first person in space. He traveled into space aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut on April 12, 1961. During the flight, the 27-year-old test pilot and industrial technician also became the first man to orbit the planet, a feat accomplished by his space capsule in 89 minutes. Vostok 1 orbited Earth at a maximum altitude of 187 miles and was instructed by an automatic control system. Gagarin gave his only statement attributed to at the time of his one hour and 48 minutes in space was, “Flight is proceeding normally; I am well.”
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