Alexa Sager

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    Space Exloration

  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    the first man-made object to orbit the Earth, is launched by the U.S.S.R.,
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    Sputnik 2, carrying the dog Laika for 7 days in orbit, is launched by the U.S.S.R
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    Explorer 1, the first U.S. satellite in orbit, lifts off at Cape Canaveral using a modified ABMA-JPL Jupiter-C rocket. It carries a scientific experiment of James A. Van Allen, and discovers the Earth's radiation belt
  • Explorer 2

    Explorer 2
    Explorer 2 is launched by a Jupiter-C rocket, and fails to reach orbit.
  • Tiros 1

    Tiros 1
    Tiros 1, the first successful weather satellite, is launched by the U.S.
  • Telstar 1

    Telstar 1
    Telstar 1, U.S. satellite, beams the first live transatlantic telecast.
  • Vostok 6

    Vostok 6
    Vostok 6 carries Soviet Cosmonaut Valentia Tereshkova, the first woman in space and orbits the Earth 48 times
  • Ranger 7

    Ranger 7
    U.S. Ranger 7 relays the first close-range photographs of the Moon.
  • Gemini 3

    Gemini 3
    First manned flight of the Gemini program, Gemini 3 carrying Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young. Made three orbits around the earth.
  • luna 10

    luna 10
    Soviet Luna 10 is the first spacecraft to orbit the moon
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. make the first manned soft landing on the Moon, and the first moonwalk, using Apollo 11.
  • Luna 17

    Luna 17
    Luna 17 lands on the moon, with the first automatic robot, Lunokhod 1. Driven by a five-man team on earth, traveled over surface for 11 days.
  • Soviet Venera 7

    Soviet Venera 7
    Soviet Venera 7 is the first probe to soft-land on Venus, transmitting for 23 minutes