On April 12, 1961, Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in Vostok 1 (Vostok 3KA-3) on a flight lasting 108 minutes and became the first human being to leave the confines of the Earth's atmosphere.
|Sub-Class||Type of Record||Performance||Date||Claimant||Status||Id|
|K-2||Duration||1 h 48 min||1961-04-12||Gagarine (URS)||ratified - superseded since approved||9326|
|K-2||Altitude in elliptical orbit||327 km||1961-04-12||Gagarine (URS)||ratified - current record||9327|
|K-2||Greatest mass lifted to altitude||4 725 kg||1961-04-12||Gagarine (URS)||ratified - superseded since approved||932|