The Apollo missions had video cameras and transmitted live images to Earth, but I am not sure if there were any video transmission prior to the Apollo 11.

Question: Who was the first person in space to "be on TV", to have live video of them in space, transmitted to Earth? When was it and in what spacecraft did it happen?


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Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. There was a real-time TV transmission from his spacecraft, the 'Vostok'.

Some fragments here:

edit by Hobbes: added screenshot of the in-flight video: enter image description here


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