Abigail Lutz's Space race

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  • First animal in space by USA (Monkey Albert)

    First animal in space by USA (Monkey Albert)
    He was the first Primate to go to space but did die of suffocation during the flight.
  • First Satellite launched into space (Sputnik)

    First Satellite launched into space (Sputnik)
    Russians launch first artificial Satellite into Earth's orbit.
  • First Animal in Space USSR ( Dog Laika)

    First Animal in Space USSR ( Dog Laika)
    Sputnik 2 was the second spacecraft sent into space and the first to carry an animal. Though Laika died in the fourth orbit due to overheating. This was all done by the Soviets.
  • The First Satellite Launched by the USA (Explorer 1)

    The First Satellite Launched by the USA (Explorer 1)
    Explorer 1 was the first successful satellite launched by the USA.
  • Creation Of NASA

    Creation Of NASA
    America creates NASA as a response to the Soviets launching Sputnik
  • First man in space by USSR

    First man in space by USSR
    Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space.
  • First man in space by USA

    First man in space by USA
    Alan Shepard is the first man put into space by the US
  • First man to orbit Earth by US

    First man to orbit Earth by US
    John Glenn is the first American to orbit the earth.
  • JFK's speech and commitment to getting to the moon

    JFK's speech and commitment to getting to the moon
    John F. Kennedy declares we will make it to the moon by the end of the decade.
  • First man to do an EVA by USSR

    First man to do an EVA by USSR
    The first EVA was done by Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov
  • First Two man Crew to go to Space

    First Two man Crew to go to Space
    Gemini 3 was the first two-man crew to go to space with Gus Grissom and John Young
  • First man to do an EVA by USA

    First man to do an EVA by USA
    Ed White is the first American to do an EVA.
  • Gemini 6 and 7 Rendezvous in space

    Gemini 6 and 7 Rendezvous in space
    Gemini 6 and 7 meet in space and come right beside each other.
  • Apollo 1 Catches fire and Kills 3

    Apollo 1 Catches fire and Kills 3
    A flash fire broke out in the command module of Apollo 204 during a simulated launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, killing astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee of asphyxiation.
  • Apollo 7 was the first crewed flight In NASA's Apollo missions

    Apollo 7 was the first crewed flight In NASA's Apollo missions
    It was the first crewed flight in NASA's Apollo program
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    The first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit, and also the first human spaceflight to reach another astronomical object, namely the Moon, which the crew orbited without landing
  • Apollo 9

    Apollo 9
    The first flight of the full Apollo spacecraft: the command and service module with the Lunar Module.
  • Apollo 10

    Apollo 10
    It was a dress rehearsal for the moon landing
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    We landed on the Moon