Yuri Gagarin was a Russian Cosmonaut. In 1961 he became the first human to journey into outer space. Gagarin, aboard the Vostok Spacecraft was launched into space form the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. He completed one orbit of the earth and landed safely 1 hour and 48 minutes after launch.
Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space in the year 1961 On This Day.