Post Cold War Technology

  • United States first attempt

    United States constructed a "launch vehicle" and failed, Americans kept trying after that and had a few disappointing launches.
  • The Space Age began

    Soviet Union was the first to launch an experiment into outer space, this amazed Americans and lead them to space ideas also.
  • Sputnik 2

    Soviet Union sent a module "space vehicle" into outer space passengered with a dog named Laika. The dog and the rocket orbited the moon.
  • Explorer 1

    Juno 1 launched Americas first sattelite into orbit called the explorer 1.
  • Birth of NASA

    Birth of NASA
    At first it was the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautic (NACA) which related to the aircraft design. Later after that Eisenhower transformed the agency into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • Soviet Unions Luna 2

    Soviet Union set out Luna 2 into outer space, it was a succesful lauch, and Luna 2 struck the moon.
  • Luna 9

    Soviet Union had a series of the "Luna's", Luna 9 landed the first capsule of the rocket onto the moon, this was very succesful. Americans were competing with Soviet Union.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8 was launched using the powerful Saturn 5 booster. It took three days for Apollo to reach the moon, and then orbited the moon
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Like the Soviet Union, Americans had a series of rockets named Apollo. Apollo 11 was launched and made Americas first lunar landing.
  • The Eagle

    The Eagle was the lunar landing module aboard which were Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon and said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."