Astronauts

Astronaut Ed White

Astronauts

Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are just a few of the famous names that have been sewn onto astronauts' uniforms.

Gagarin was the first person in space and is referred to as a cosmonaut (as are all Russian space explorers). With China now sending taikonauts into space, it seems more and more countries will be taking up the challenge of manned spaceflight programmes.

Photo: Ed White performs the first US spacewalk during Gemini 4 (NASA)

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