Cassini Mission Timeline

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  • Sputnik Program

    This satallite was the first satallite sent into orbit on October 4, 1957. This satalite was sent up by Russia.
  • Pioneer 0

    The Pioneer 0 launched on August 17, 1958 and blew up 90 seconds later
  • Mercury Satallite

    This Atlas Rocket sent the first US man in to space in October 1958. This was to observe how a human functions in space
  • Mariner Program

    Mariner launched on August 27, 62. The Mariner Program took pictures of Mars and observed Mars, Mercury, and Venus
  • Gemini Capsule

    This capsule allowed NASA to develope the abiltity to move around i space. It was launched in 1964
  • Venera Probes

    The first probe sent its first signal back on December 15, 1970. The Venera Probes were used to explore the surface and atmosphere of Venus.
  • Space Stations

    The first space station was launched by Russia on August 19, 1971
  • Pioneer 10

    The Pioneer 10 passed Jupiter on December 10, 1973. Pioneer 10 collected samples from Jupiter and was the first spacecraft to touch Jupiter.
  • Viking Probes

    Viking 1 landed on Mars on June 19, 1976. This was the first landing on Mars and it was to study the climate and atmosphere of mars
  • Voyager 2

    This voyager was launched on August 20, 1977 to take advantage of rare planets
  • Voyager 1

    The Voyager 1 was deployed on September 5, 1977 to learn about Saturn and interstellar space
  • The Space Shuttle

    The first flight from the space shuttles launched on April 12, 1981. These spacecrafts were reausable and went on multiple missions.
  • Magellan Spacecraft

    Magellan Spacecraft launched on May 4, 1989. This mission was to map the surface of Venus and test Venuses gravity
  • Galileo Spacecraft

    The Galileo Spacecraft launched on October 19, 1989 towards Jupiter to observe Jupiter and its moons because Jupiter could help us figure out some of the mysteries of the Universe
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    The Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, to try to predict the evelution of galaxies and the universe. The Hubble studies the birth and death of stars and estimates the age of the universe. The Hubble is still in space today.
  • Galileo Spacecraft

    The spacecraft reached Jupiter on December 7, 1995
  • N.E.A.R. Mission

    This was launched on February 17, 1996, to study eros
  • Space Stations

    On November 20, 1998, the ISS is launched into space
  • Space Stations

    On October 30, 2000, the first crew to inhabit the ISS took off
  • Cassini Mission

    Cassini landed on Jupiter in December 2000. Cassini was sent to study the behavior of saturn and its rings.
  • N.E.A.R. Mission

    On February 28, 2001, the last call to Earth was made
  • The Genesis Spacecraft

    The spacecraft took off in August 2001 to collect solar winds. It was in space for 886 days and then it crashed in Utah
  • Pioneer 10

    Pioneer 10 sends its last signal to earth on January 22, 2003.
  • Mars Rover #1

    The first Mars rover launched on June 10, 2003, to find the possibility of life on Mars
  • Mars Rover #2

    The second Mars Rover was launched on July 7, 2003, to find the possibility of life on Mars
  • Galileo Spacecraft

    The spacecraft crashed into Jupiter on September 21, 2003 and the mission is done
  • Mars Rover #1

    The first Mars Rover landed on Mars on January 4, 2004. The rover is still on Mars today
  • Mars #2

    The second Mars Rover landed on Mars on January 24, 2004. The rover is still on Mars today
  • The Genesis Spacecraft

    Solar winds were collected with the spacecraft in 2005 even though it crash landed in Utah before that
  • Mars Rover

    The last communication with the first rover was on March 22, 2010.
  • Space Stations

    On February 24, 2011, The ISS is complete
  • The Space Shuttle

    The last flight from these space shuttles launched on July 21, 2011.