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    Space Travel History

  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    First man made spacecraft to orbit Earth. It was launched by the USSR.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    First US satellite starts orbit
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    First man made satellite to orbit the moon is launched by the USSR
  • Tiros 1

    Tiros 1
    USA launched first succesful weather satellite.
  • Vostok 1

    Vostok 1
    Thhe USSR launches the first man into space, Yuri A. Gargarin, on the Vostok 1.
  • Vostok 6

    Vostok 6
    Soviet Valentina Teshkova is the first woman to be launched into space.
  • Luna 9

    Luna 9
    The Soviet Luna 9 is the first spacecraft to SOFTland on the moon.
  • Soyuz 1

    Soyuz 1
    Vladimir M. Komorov is launched into space on the Soyuz 1.
  • Soyuz 1

    Soyuz 1
    Vladimir's spacecraft crashes, and kills him. This is the first space craft fatality.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    First man lands on the moon. They are Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. They are also the first SOFT manned landing on the moon.
  • Viking 2

    Viking 2
    The Viking 2 is the first spacecraft to land on Mars. It is launched by the USA, and discovers the water frost on Mars.