Who was the first person to orbit Earth?please describe briefly

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ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Russian Yuri Gargain was the first man to orbit the earth. He orbited the earth once before returning to earth about 90 minutes later.

astrosonuthird | Student

Yuri Gagarin revolved around the earth in outer space but Dave Kunste was the first person to walk around the Earth.

astrosonuthird | Student

Yuri Gagarin ( Soviets )

astrosonu | Student

Yuri Gagarin, the first being to walk in space.

taangerine | Student

Yuri Gagarin is the first person to orbit Earth. 

fashionableb1 | Student

Yuri Gagarin from the soviets

givingiswinning | Student

Yuri Gagarin

zumba96 | Student

Yuri Gagarin who also boosted the Soviet space program and caused space races to escalate even more. 

fashionableb1 | Student

Yuri Gagarin

atyourservice | Student

Yuri Gagarin

user1942723 | Student

Yuri Gagarin 

lit24 | Student

The first person to orbit the earth in a spacecraft was the Russian Cosmonaut YURI ALEXEYEVICH GAGARIN (9th March 1934 to 27th March 1968).

On 12th April 1961 he became the first human to be in space and the first to orbit planet earth. The name of the spacecraft was Vostok I. The spacecraft was launched on 12th April 1961 at 6.07 hrs. and it landed back on the earth on 12th April 1961 at 7.55 hrs. He orbited once around the earth in 1hr 48 mins. The spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and it landed in Engels close to the Saratov region.

Gagarin's 'call sign' during the mission was "Cedar."

latinjoy | Student

Vladimir Ilyushin, but soviets like it perfect so...