First Countries in Space

Name the first twenty countries that have sent a person into space before the 1990's.
Some of these countries don't exist anymore!
Not necessary the country themselves but the person
Quiz by rg1227
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Last updated: January 24, 2020
First submittedJune 21, 2017
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Date
First Person
Flight
Country
April 12, 1961
Yuri Gagarin
Vostok 1
Soviet Union
May 5, 1961
Alan Shepard
MR-3
United States
March 2, 1978
Vladimír Remek
Soyuz 28
Czechoslovakia
June 27, 1978
Mirosław Hermaszewski
Soyuz 30
Poland
August 26, 1978
Sigmund Jähn
Soyuz 31
East Germany
April 10, 1979
Georgi Ivanov
Soyuz 33
Bulgaria
May 26, 1980
Bertalan Farkas
Soyuz 36
Hungary
July 23, 1980
Phạm Tuân
Soyuz 37
Vietnam
September 18, 1980
Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez
Soyuz 38
Cuba
March 22, 1981
Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa
Sayuz 39
Mongolia
May 14, 1981
Dumitru Prunariu
Soyuz 40
Romania
June 24, 1982
Jean-Loup Chrétien
Soyuz T-6
France
November 28, 1983
Ulf Merbold
STS-9
West Germany
April 3, 1984
Rakesh Sharma
Soyuz T-11
India
October 5, 1984
Marc Garneau
STS-41-G
Canada
June 17, 1985
Sultan al-Saud
STS-51-G
Saudi Arabia
October 30, 1985
Wubbo Ockels
STS-61-A
Netherlands
November 26, 1985
Rodolfo Neri Vela
STS-61-B
Mexico
July 22, 1987
Muhammed Faris
Soyuz TM-3
Syria
August 29, 1988
Abdul Ahad Mohmand
Soyuz TM-6
Afghanistan
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2017
Got most of these by guessing former communist countries. Afghanistan surprised me as well, (hadn't the war in Afghanistan already started by then?)
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Level 57
Jun 23, 2017
The civil war started a year later. The Soviet-Afghan ended 3 months ago. Perfect time to go to space!
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Level 83
May 31, 2020
Very interesting and informative.
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Level 47
Nov 24, 2020
Poland can into space