Notable Space Flights Completed

Vostok 1 4/12/61
Yuri A Gagarin (U.S.S.R.)
First manned orbital flight.

MRIII 5/5/61
Alan B. Shepard, Jr.(U.S.)
Range 486 km (302 mi), peak 187 km (116.5 mi); capsule recovered. First American in space.

Vostok 2 8/6-7/61
Gherman S. Titov (U.S.S.R.)
First long-duration flight.

MA VI 2/20/62
John H. Glenn, Jr.(U.S.)
First American in orbit.

MA IX 5/15-16/63
L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.(U.S.)
Longest Mercury flight

Vostok 6 6/16-19/63
Valentina V. Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.)
1st orbital flight by a female cosmonaut.

Voskhod 1 10/12/64
Valdmir Komarov
Konstantin Feoktistov
Boris G. Yegorov (U.S.S.R.)
1st Three man orbital flight, 1st flight without space suits

Voskhod 2 3/18/65
Alexei A. Leonov
Pavel I. Belyayev (U.S.S.R.)
1st “space walk” 10 minutes (By Leonov)

GT III 3/23/65
Virgil I. Grissom
John W. Young (U.S.)
1st manned test-flight of Gemini spacecraft.

GT IV 6/3-7/65
James A. McDivitt
Edward H..White, 2nd (U.S.)
1st American “space-walk” (by White. 20+ minutes)

GT VIII 3/16-17/66
Niel A. Armstrong
David R. Scott(U.S.)
1st docking between manned and unmanned vehicle. An (orbiting Agena rocket)

Apollo 7 11/11-22/68
Walter M..Schirra, Jr.
Don F. Eisele
R. Walter Cunningham(U.S.)
1st manned rest of Apollo command module. 1st live T-V transmission space.

Soyuz 3 10/26-30/68
George T. Bergeovol(U.S.S.R.)
1st manned rendezvous and Docking by soviet cosmonaut

Apollo 8 12/21-27/68
Frank Borman
James A. Lovell
William A. Anders(U.S.)
1st spacecraft circum-lunar orbit.. T-V transmission from this orbit.

Apollo 9 3/3-13/69
James A. Divitt
David R. Scott
L. Schweikart(U.S.)
1st manned flight in a lunar module.

Apollo 10 5/18-26/69
Thomas Stafford
Eugene Cernan
John W. Young(U.S.)
1st descent to within 9 miles of moon’s surface by manned craft.

Apollo 11 7/16-24/69
Neil A. Armstrong
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Michael Collins(U.S.)
1st manned landing and EVA on moon. Soil and rock samples collected. Also, experiments left on moon.

Soyuz 6 11/11-16/69
Georgly Shonin
Vainy Kabasov (U.S.S.R.)
3 spacecraft and 7 men put into earth orbit simultan- eously for 1st time ever.

Apollo 12 11/14-24/69
Charles Conrad, Jr.
Richard F.Gordon
Alan Baen(U.S.)
Manned lunar landing. Investigated Surveyor 3 spacecraft.Collected samples EVA time.(15/10)

Apollo 13 4/11-17/70
James A, Lovel, Jr.
Fred W. Haise, Jr.
John L. Swigert, Jr.(U.S.)
3rd manned lunar landing attempt. Aborted due to loss oxygen pressure. service module and failure fuel cells

Apollo 14 1/31–2-9/71
Alan B. Shepard
Stuart A. Rossa
Edgar D. Miktchell(U.S.)
3rd manned lunar landing. Returned largest amount of lunar material.

Soyuz 11 6/6-30/71
Georgiy Tomofeyevich
Dobrovoskiy Viadislav
Nikolayevich Volkov
Viktor Ivanovich Patsyev(U.S.S.R.)
Linked up with 1st space station .Salyut 1..Astronauts died just before re-entry. (Loss pressure spacecraft)

Apollo 15 7/26-8-7/71
David R. Scott
James B. Irwin
Alfred M.Worden(U.S.)
4th manned lunar landing. 1st use lunar rover.(Scott and Irwin) Live T-V lift-off 1st . Moon time 18 hours.

Apollo 16 8/16-27/72
John W. Joung
Thomas K. Mattingly
Charles M Duke, Jr.(U.S.)
5th manned lunar landing. 2nd use lunar rover. (Duke & Young) Moon time 20/14. Mattingly’s “space walk” was 1 hour 23 minutes.

Apollo 17 12/7-19/72
Eugene A. Cernan
Ronald E.Evans
Harrison H. Schmitt(U.S.)
6th and Last lunar landing. Rover vehicle (Cernan and Schmitt) 3 EVA’s total: 22/5. Returned 250 lbs. of lunar materials.

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