In 1961, Yuri Gagarin flew into space aboard Vostok 1. Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth.
Five more Vostok missions were launched. Valentina Tereshkova, launched aboard Vostok 6 in 1963, became the first woman to fly in space.
|Vostok 1||12 APR 1961||1||Yuri Gagarin||First human in orbit.|
|Vostok 2||6 AUG 1961||17||Gherman Titov||Orbital flight|
|Vostok 3||11 AUG 1962||64||Andriyan Nikolayev||Orbital flight|
|Vostok 4||12 AUG 1962||48||Pavel Popovich||Orbital flight|
|Vostok 5||14 JUN 1963||82||Valery Bykovsky||Orbital flight|
|Vostok 6||16 JUN 1963||48||Valentina Tereshkova||First woman in space.|