Astronaut

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An astronaut (known in Russia as a cosmonaut) is a person who works on a manned spacecraft.

List of Astronauts

  • Yuri Gagarin (Vostok-1): First human in space.
  • Alan Shepard (Freedom-7): Second human in space, first American in space.
  • Valentina Tereshkova (Vostok-6): First woman in space, first civilian in space
  • Neil Armstrong (Apollo-11): First human to walk on the Moon.
  • Marc Garneau (STS-41-G): First Canadian person in space.
  • Yang Liwei (Shenzhou-5): First Chinese person in space
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