John Glenn Jr. became the first American to orbit the earth on Febriary 20, 1962. He christened his Mercury spacecraft "Friendship 7".
Mercury 6 placed John Glenn into orbit around the Earth three times. he was the first American to orbit the earth.
The first American to orbit the earth was astronaut John Glenn, the name of the spacecraft was a Mercury spacecraft. But it was called The Friendship 7.As there were 7 astronauts chosen in the first batch of astronauts.
John Glenn orbited in Friendship-7 in 1962 .
The USSR put Yury Gagarin into earth orbit. He was the first man in space and the first to orbit the earth on April 12, 1961. Mercury
What nationaility was the first man to orbit the earth in the space craft
Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaught, was the first person to orbit the earth in April 1961 in the Vostok 1 spacecraft.
The first American spacecraft which orbited the earth was called The Mercury Friendship 7, and the astronaut was a famous person his name was John Glenn, he was a senator for many years later.
The Sputnik I believe.
The first country to send a manned craft to orbit Earth and recover both the craft and astronaut was the USSR.
On February 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn flew the Friendship 7 spacecraft becoming the third American in space and the first American to orbit the Earth circling the earth three times.
The first American person who went to space and orbit the earth was John Glenn. After more than a month of postponements and 'holds', he launched on Febuary 20, 1962, made three complete orbits, and remained aloft for 4hours 55minutes, in his spacecraft dubbed "Friendship 7".
The first human being to orbit the Earth was Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin in his spacecraft, Vostok, in April 1961.
Galileo was the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter.
The Apollo 8 spacecraft was the first spacecraft to orbit the moon and then return safely to earth.
The year that a team of American astronauts first met and connected with a spacecraft orbit was 1996, before the first people stepped on the moon. The answer above is wrong.
Yuri Gagarin of the USSR was.
The first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon was the Apollo 8 spacecraft.
The Soviet Union takes credit for sending the first man into orbit around the earth. However, since, Yuri Gagarin did not land in his capsule, it technically does not count as an official orbit. Still, no one disputes that Gagarin did in fact orbit the earth. The first person to orbit the earth and land in his spacecraft was John Glenn of the United States.
not yet so far
Not yet so far..:-)because its not possible to a human to go onto a space without any spacecraft... but The first man who jumped in an earth's orbit with a spacecraft is "YURI GAGARIN"
The first American to orbit the earth was astronaut John H. Glenn. Who later became a senator.