Physics

A brief history of space exploration

By Tireau
  • 1930s-1940s Nazis

    1930s-1940s Nazis
    V-2 Missiles were created to destroy cities like London.
    They are enough powerful to overcome the force of gravity to reach orbital velocities
  • 1957 Soviets (satellite orbiting)

    1957 Soviets (satellite orbiting)
    They launched the Sputnik 1 into space (fisrt artifical satellite)
  • 1958 Americans (satellite orbiting)

    1958 Americans (satellite orbiting)
    It's the first US satellite that was in orbit
  • 1961 Americans (first flight)

    1961 Americans (first flight)
    Alan Shepard became the first American to fly into space
  • 1961 Russians (human orbiting)

    1961 Russians (human orbiting)
    Yuri Gagarin is the first human to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)
  • 1962 Americans (human orbiting)

    1962 Americans (human orbiting)
    He is the first American to orbit Earth
  • 1969 Americans (Neil Armstrong)

    1969 Americans (Neil Armstrong)
    He was the first human to step on the moon
  • 1970s (orbiting communications and navigation satellites)

    1970s (orbiting communications and navigation satellites)
    They were used in the everyday life
  • End of 1970s

    End of 1970s
    These satellites has also been used to take photos of Jupiter and Saturn
  • 1980s

    1980s
    They are really widespread and used both to explore the Earth and to explore the rest of the space for example satellites discovered a ozone hole over Antarctica.
  • 1991 End of the USSR

    1991 End of the USSR
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics were divisioned and the Cold war ended
  • 2000 ISS

    2000 ISS
    The International Space Station is used by many countries around the world