Who was the first human satellite?

Answer American astronaut and Navy Captain Bruce McCandless became the first human satellite on February 7, 1984. He flew freely in space, and he orbited the earth for an hour and a half at a speed of app... Read More »

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Who was the first human sent into space?

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space when he orbited earth in the Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961, according to NASA. Alan Shepard became the first American in space with... Read More »

Who was the first person to discover human cells?

German physiologist Theodor Schwann developed cell theory in 1839, identifying the cell as the basic life-giving structure for all animals, including humans. His theory grew from the previous find... Read More »

When was the evolution of the human skull first discovered?

Non-scientists had found skulls of early humans before, but Dutch medical student Eugene Dubois made the first well-accepted find in Indonesia in 1891 (nicknamed "Java Man"). He found a molar, a sk... Read More »

Which country put the first human into orbit?

The Soviet Union was the first country to send a man into orbit, when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin successfully orbited the earth on April 12, 1961, in the Vostok 1 spacecraft.References:NASA: Yu... Read More »