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The fist cosmonaut to spend about 17 ½ days in space endurance flight

Adrin Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanosov in soyuz-9 (June1, 1970)

The first person in the world to land on the moon

Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E.Adrin Jr. Of U.S.A Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon followed by Aldrin. July 21, 1969.

The first man to enter space

Major Yuri Gagarin (Russian)

The first woman cosmonaut of the world

Velentina Tereshkova

The first American astronaut to float in space

Edward White

The first unmanned spaceship to have soft landed and lifted off from the moon to return to the earth

Luna-16 (U.S.S.R.) Spetember 21, 1970

The first manned space vehicle to land on the moon

Lunar Exploration Module (LEM) nick-named “Eagle”

The first spaceship which carried three American astronauts to land two of them on the moon

Apollo-11

The first country to send man to the moon

U.S.A

The first space-vehicle to orbit the moon

Luna-10 (U.S.S.R)

The first unnamed moon buddy to explore surface of the moon

Lunakhod-1 (U.S.S.R)

First crew transfer between the orbiting spaceships

Soyusz T-15 with Mir Space Station

The first space rocket brought back to earth after orbiting the moon

Zond-5

The first successful moon mission of India

Chandrayan-I (October 22, 2008)

The first lunar orbiter of China

Change e-I(Launched on October 24, 2007 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre of South-Western Sichuan Province)

The first space woman to stay for the longest ever Perivale of time in space

Sunita Williams

The first Probe Mission to planet Pluto

New Horizons (U.S. Laumched on January-19, 2006)

The first Japanese spacecraft to get down to an asteroid and collect samples from there

Hayabusa (November 2005, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The first spacecraft to touch the surface of a comet

NASA’s Deep Impact hit its comet target temple-I (July -4, 2005)

India’s first Mapping Satellite

CARTOSAT-I (Launched on May-5, 2005)

First European space probe landing on the surface of the Saturnian Moon Titan

Huyens (January-15, 2005)

First private, manned spacecraft

Spaceship One (Launched on June-21, 2004)

America’s first Mission to Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft (Reached Saturn’s orbit in July 2004)

European Space Agency’s first moon probe craft

SMART-I

China’s first man in space

Yang Liwei

The first US space shuttle to explode while returning home killing all the astronauts

Columbia (February -1, 2003)

The first space tourist of S. Africa and second of the world

Mark Shuttleworth (April 2002)

The first European woman to international Space Station

Claudie Haignere (French cosmonaut)

The first space tourist  in the world

Dennis Tito (U.S.A)

The fist residents on the International Space Station

Bill shepherd (U.S.A), Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev (Russia)

The first Woman of Indian  origin in space

Kalpana Chawla

The first American manned spaceship to perform crew transfer in space

Apollo-9(U.S.A)

The first manned spaceship to perform space flight round the moon

Apollo-8(U.S.A)

The first manned spaceship to perform the longest stay in space (11 days)

Apollo-7(U.S.A)

The first space vehicle to soft land on moon

Luna-9 (U.S.S.R)

The first spaceship in the world to sample moon’s crust

Survey-3 (U.S.A)

The first space rocket to hit the moon

Lunik-II

The first country to launch a cosmic space rocket towards moon

U.S.S.R

The first American astronaut to make two space flights

Gordon Cooper (U.S.A)

The first Indian to go into space

Rakesh Sharma

The first country to send nuclear powered space craft to explore Jupiter

U.S.A

Russia’s first spaceship with international crew on board

Remerk(Czechoslovakia)

The first man to fly into space belonging to a country other than Russia or the U.S.A

Vladimir

Indian’s first scientific satellite

Aryabhatta

First crew transfer between the orbiting spaceships

Soyuz T-15 with Mir Space Station

The first mission of a linking up in space by manned spaceships of U.S.A and Soviet Union

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Mission (ASTP) launche on July-15 and linked up in space on july-17, 1975

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