12 April 1961
On the 12th of April in 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Russian Cosmonaut, climbed aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok spacecraft and became the first human to enter space. He was applauded as a hero and received many medals from various countries for his historic space flight. He is quoted by the BBC News while in orbit:
"The earth is blue. How wonderful. It is amazing."
Yuri Gagarin will be forever known as the first human to be in space.