1963: First woman in space, first woman in orbit - USSR cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova [also Valentina Tereshkova] was not only the first woman in orbit, but also the first ordinary person in space. She was a textile mill worker who enjoyed the hobby of parachute jumping when she was picked for a class of women to train for spaceflight. USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev wanted a spectacular, so, by age 25, Tereshkova was a cosmonaut. She spent 71 hours orbiting Earth 48 times in June 1963 in her capsule Sea Gull. Following Yuri Gagarin as the first man in space in 1961, Tereshkova's 1963 flight brought additional prestige to the Soviet Union and what then appeared to be the dominant space program.
The first creature to go to outer space was a dog named Laika.
Her goal was to accomplish being the first female American to go into outer space
Alan Shepard was the first and second American to go to outer space.
The first to go into outer space wasn't a human it was a person named Diane Pham they sent it out into outer space where it later died to be exactly 2 days later of fright.
The first Iowan in space was Peggy Whitson.
Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space.
Alan sheperd was the first astronaut in space.
Yugi Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut, was the first person in space.
Yuri Gagarin became the first person to go to outer space on April 12, 1961.
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she was the first woman to go to outer space
Mae Jemsion was the first African American who went into space.
Unfortunately, you can't go into Outer Space. That is/was a false rumor.
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The first two people who were to go into outer space are Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard. Yuri Gagarin was from the Soviet Union while Alan Shepard was from the United States.
The Americans went first in space if manned it was in 1961 and Alan. B. Shepherd was the astronaut.