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12 Space Pioneers

April 28, 2001 took place the first flight of the space tourist – Italian-American multimillionaire Dennis Tito. At the age of sixty years, he orbited the Earth in an orbit 128 times at the cost of twenty million dollars. And he did not regret the money spent.

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1. Satellite. First launched in space satellites; October 4, 1957.
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2. Laika. The first dog-astronaut, November 3, 1957.
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3. Ham. The first chimpanzee in space, January 31, 1961.
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4. Yuri Gagarin . The first man in space, April 12, 1961.
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5. Alan Shepard. The first American in space on May 5, 1961.
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6. Valentina Tereshkova. The first woman cosmonaut, June 16, 1963.
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7. Neil Armstrong. The first man on the moon, July 20, 1969.
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8. Sally Ride. The first American woman in space, June 18, 1983.
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9. Gayon Bluford. The first African American in space, August 30, 1983.
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10. Mae Jemison. The first African-American woman in space, September 12, 1992.
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11. Columbia. The first shuttle launch, April 12, 1981.
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12. Dennis Tito (pictured left, with Talgat Mussabayev and Yuri Baturin). The first space tourist, April 28, 2001.

 

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