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Who was the third person to go into space?



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Cosmonaut Gherman Titov was the 3rd person to go into space on August 6, 1961. Vostok 2

was the first day-long Soviet space flight.

American Astronaut John Glenn was the third person and first American to go into space on

February 20, 1961. He was beaten by Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov of the Soviet Union.

Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov may have preceded John Glenn, but their competition was

a good-natured one, marked by professionalism, and there is no evidence that it ever led to

any beatings.

American astronaut Alan B. Shepherd was the second person and the first American in space.