10 Interesting Astronauts Facts

Wednesday, November 13th 2013. | Science

Astronauts facts present the information about the people who has to travel the space. Being an astronaut is a challenging thing for some people for they can enjoy a different world. The first person who can walk on the moon is Neil Armstrong. This man is lucky to mark the history in the human civilization. Here other facts about Astronaut:

Astronauts Facts 1: NASA

NASA is the agency formed to train the women and men who worked as the astronauts.  The agency is involved with the mission on the space.  The people who had travel on the space does not have to be astronaut because there some private citizens, scientists and educators who have traveled on space.

Astronauts Facts 2: 2007 mission

In 2007, there were 436 people from 34 different countries in the world enjoy the space.  The men in the group were 415 and the women were 48 individuals.



Astronauts Facts 3: Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin was an astronaut from Soviet Union.  He was the cosmonaut who traveled in the space for the first time. His mission was on 12th April 1961 with his Vostok 1.

Astronauts Facts 4: John Glenn

The first American astronaut who orbits the earth came from US. His name was John Glenn. He used Friendship 7 on 20th February 1962 to orbit the earth.



Astronauts Facts 5: Alan Sheppard

The second person who has traveled the space in the world was Alan Shepard. This man was considered as the first person who went to the space from USA.  He went abroad with his Freedom 7 on May 5th, 1961. In 1971, he had another mission to the moon with his Apollo 14.

Astronauts Facts 6: Colonel-Engineer Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova

The first woman who travelled on space was Colonel-Engineer Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. She did it on June 16th, 1963. The first American woman to travel on space was Sally Rode in 1983.

Astronauts  crew

Astronauts crew

Astronauts Facts 7: Neil Armstrong

Many people recognize Neil Armstrong as the first person who stepped on moon. It was on 20th July 1969, that he went to the moon and made the first moonwalk with his Apollo 11.

Astronauts Facts 8: Sergei Kirkalyov

The astronaut who spent most time on space was coming from Soviet Union. He was Sergei Kirkalyov. He lived in the space for 2 years and 73 days.

Astronauts on space

Astronauts on space

Astronauts Facts 9: taller person

After an astronaut returns from the space, he or she will grow 2 inches taller. It is due to the fact that the cartilage disk extended because of the absence of gravity on the space.

Astronauts Facts 10: Astronauts’ footprints and Lunar Rover tire tracks

The steps of Neil Armstrong and Aldrin will stay for million years on the moon because there is no wind which can blow them away in the moon.



The first living thing to go to the space was Alika. He was a trained dog selected by Russian people for the space expedition. Are you fascinated with facts about astronaut?

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