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Trivial pursuit time! (which means you can't Google) How many people have flown to space?

Asked by Call_Me_Jay (12184points) March 17th, 2017

I have followed space news since I was five years old, but I don’t know this. I would not be surprised if my guess was far, far off.

1)
How many different people have been launched into space?

2)
How many countries are represented?

3)
How many countries have launched people up there?

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CWOTUS's avatar

1. I’m going to guess on a round number here: 150. (I’m only counting unique people, not double-counting or more for those who have participated in multiple launches.)

2. Let’s see: USA and USSR / Russia (counted as the same nation), Japan, India, Canada, France, Britain, Israel (?) – so I’m going with 8.

3. Have the Chinese launched any manned missions yet? I don’t think that India has. So I’m going to say 2, for the USA and USSR / Russia.

Sneki95's avatar

1) Two. Yuri Gagarin and Niel Armstrong.
2) Two. US and Russia, back then USSR.
3) Two. US and Russia, back then USSR.

Lightlyseared's avatar

1) I’d guess about 500

2) as in nationalities of people who gone to space? Quite wide spread. USA. Canada. Most of Europe. Most of the counties that were in the USSR. China. Japan. India?

3) USA, Russia, China?(maybe)

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I thought between 110— and 150

flutherother's avatar

I’d guess there have been about 200 people launched into space representing maybe 15 countries.

ragingloli's avatar

None. It is all a hoax.

ucme's avatar

Hmmm, can’t include that teacher lady & the rest of the crew coz they were launched into the sea…err, is it 222?

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Sneki95 Neil Armstrong wasn’t alone! He was just first to walk on the moon. i think there were 3 on each space flight. Lots more came before him and after him. Then there are the space shuttle flights.

I’m going to go with…..lots. 372.
I think Russia, America and China.

Sneki95's avatar

@Dutchess_III Well, it said no googling, so….

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^ You should watch The Right Stuff and Apollo 13. They are immensely entertaining as well as being true stories. They are also very educational.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I was going to guess 117 people (though I know it’s low, but for some reason that number sticks in my mind.

Nationalities I am guessing 20

And I know three countries have crewed space programs.

Here we go, per Wikipedia a space flight is “any flight above 100 kilometres (62 mi)” as defined by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

1)
Estimated 564 people have flown in space.

It’s “about 550” as of March 2016 from this page. plus I find these later flights. 12 on Russian rockets in March, July, October, and November plus 2 from China in October.

3)
The US, Russia/Soviet Union and China have built crewed spacecraft.

2)
Citizens of 35 countries have flown in to space, plus 9 Americans who were born abroad. So 44 total! Wow!

Countries which have sent citizens into space
Afghanistan
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Cuba
Czechoslovakia
Denmark
France
Germany
Hungary
India
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Poland
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam

Americans born in these countries have flown into space
Australia
Costa Rica
Iran
Micronesia
Netherlands
Panama
Peru
Spain
Taiwan

Dutchess_III's avatar

For number of people @Lightlyseared gets first place, I get second, sort of. I had no idea so many countries have sent people into space.

This was educational. Thank you.

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