Space Race – People Space Race – People and Animals

Space Race – People Space Race – People and Animals

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Yuri Gagarin First person in space (1961) flew Vostok 1
Alan Sheppard First American in space (1961) flew in Freedom 7
Neil Armstrong First person to step foot on the moon (1969)
Christa Mcauliffe Was to be the first citizen in space (died aboard Challenger in 1986)
Valentina Tereshkova First woman in space (1963)
Sally Ride First American woman in space (1983)
Laika (dog) First living creature launched into space (Russia)
HAM First chimpanzee in space (USA)
John Glenn First American to orbit Earth (1962)

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