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The First Manned Space Flight (Russia)

Vostok I Yuri Gagarin

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Alan B. Shepard, Mercury-Redstone 3, Freedom 7

The First American to Orbit the Earth
 
 John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (Colonel, USMC, Ret.), Mercury Atlas 6, Friendship 7 The First Woman in Space (Russia) Vostok 6
 Valentina Tereshkova
The First Woman to orbit the Earth (Russia) Vostok 6 Valentina Tereshkova Men on the Moon First Man on the Moon - Neil Armstrong (Apollo 11). Born August 5, 1930. Second Man on the Moon - Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (Apollo 11). (Colonel, USAF, Ret.). Born January 20, 1930. Third Man on the Moon - Charles 'Pete' Conrad (Apollo 12) (Captain, USN, Ret.). Born June 2, 1930. Died July 8, 1999
  Fourth Man on the Moon - Al Bean (Apollo 12). Captain, USN, Ret. Born March 15, 1932.
  Fifth Man on the Moon - Al Shepard (Apollo 14). Rear Admiral, USN, Ret. Born November 18, 1923. Died on July 21, 1998 Sixth Man on the Moon - Ed Mitchell (Apollo 14). Captain, USN, Ret. Born September 17, 1930
. Seventh Man on the Moon - Dave Scott (Apollo 15). Colonel, USAF, Ret. Born June 6, 1932.
Eighth Man on the Moon - Jim Irwin (Apollo 15). (Colonel, USAF, Ret). Born March 17, 1930. Died August 8, 1991.
Ninth Man on the Moon - John Young (Apollo 16). Born September 24, 1930 Tenth Man on the Moon - Charlie Duke (Apollo 16). Brigadier General, USAF, Ret. Born October 3, 1935
Eleventh Man on the Moon - Eugene A. Cernan (Apollo 17). Captain, USN, Ret. Born March 14, 1934.
Twelfth Man on the Moon - Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt (Apollo 17). Born July 3, 1935.
The First American Woman in Space

Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-7 Sally Kristen Ride (Ph.D.). Born May 26, 1951.

The First British Citizen in Space Soyuz TM-12 - To the Mir Space Station. Helen Sharman

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