Major Yuri Gargarin of the former USSR 12th of April 1961 The first man is space was Yuri Gagarin he flew at the altitude of 200 miles A Russian cosmonaut named Major Yuri Gargarin, Vostok Rocket, 12th of April 1961.
Yes Yuri A Gargarin WAS the first person to visit space. Yes. Yuri Gagarin was a cosmonaut for the Soviet Union. On April 12, 1961, he became the first human being to travel into space. His spacecraft was called "Vostok I" and it completed a single orbit of the earth in 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Officially, in 1961, on April 12th, the Soviet Union sent cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin into space, for a single orbit. There is speculation that Gargarin's flight was the first successful human space flight, and that there were earlier, unsuccessful flights that ended with the death of the cosmonaut(s).