MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS
Space travel with passengers aboard a spaceship, traveling to earth’s orbit and beyond, can be achieved through operation by the crew aboard the spacecraft or autonomously with no human involvement by a remote ground control station.
The title of the first man in space goes to Yuri Gagarin. On April 12, 1961, the Vostok space program launched the manned spacecraft into Earth’s orbit with a perigree of 180 km and apogee of 327 km. The flight lasted 108 mins, during which the spacecraft made a complete single orbit around the earth landing in the village of Smelovka in the Saratov region.
Gagarin’s phrase, “Let’s go!” (“Poyekhali!”) will be forever remembered and is now part of history. After the flight, Gagarin explained that he wanted to help the ground crew relax and lower their tension. Once the engines started and the spacecraft was moving, “Let’s go” (“Poyekhali!”) was his way of calming the situation.