A Mongolian man was launched into space for the first time on March 22, 1981. Gurragchaa Jugderdemid of Mongolia and Vladimir Janibekov of the USSR were launched to space from Baikonur space site in a Soyuz-39 spaceship. Once in space, they joined two other Soviet cosmonauts and spent 7 days 20 hours and 42 minutes.
Gurragchaa is the very first astronaut of Mongolia and the 101st astronaut in the world. And Mongolia was the tenth country to go to space.
Happy 33rd anniversary of the first Mongolian man in space!