Yuri Gagarin was the first man to go into space. On April 12, 1961 at the age of 27, he left the Earth.The Soviet spaceship/satellite Vostok 1 was put into orbit around the Earth with Yuri Gagarin on board. He became the first man to look down on the planet Earth from above the atmosphere.
Through centuries, people have gazed at the Moon, worshipped it, and studied it. The long-time dream of travelling to the Moon became history on July 20,1969. Neil Armstrong, the captain of the Apollo spacecraft, became the first person to walk on the Moon.