Giambra, Space Race

Timeline created by giambash
  • First animal in space - USA

    First animal in space - USA
    Fruit Flies were sent up to test radiation exposure at high altitudes.
  • First satellite in space - Sputnik

    First satellite in space - Sputnik
    The first ever object to be launched into space and orbit the earth, made by the Soviets.
  • First animal sent to space - USSR

    First animal sent to space - USSR
    Laika the dog was sent in sputnik 2 and orbited the earth, kickstarting the US to start the space program.
  • First Satellite in space - USA

    First Satellite in space - USA
    The first satellite from the US to be sent to space.
  • NASA's Founding

    NASA's Founding
    An organization for space research.
  • First man to space - USSR

    First man to space - USSR
    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was the first man to orbit the earth.
  • First man in space - USA

    First man in space - USA
    Alan Shepard was the first american man into space, aboard the Freedom 7 Capsule.
  • JFK's Moon Announcement

    JFK's Moon Announcement
    JFK announces to congress that he wants a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
  • First man to orbit earth - USA

    First man to orbit earth - USA
    John Glenn was the first US man to orbit the earth.
  • First man to do an EVA - USSR

    First man to do an EVA - USSR
    Alexei Leonov was the first Soviet cosmonaut to perform a EVA.
  • First man to do an EVA - USA

    First man to do an EVA - USA
    Ed White was the first american to perform an EVA.
  • Important Event 1

    Important Event 1
    Ed White, the first spacewalk.
  • The T-38 crash

    The T-38 crash
    Elliot See and Charles Bassett both killed in the crash.
  • Important Event 2

    Important Event 2
    Gemini 7 docked with the agena target vehicle.
  • Important Event 3

    Important Event 3
    It was proved that duties could be performed during a spacewalk.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    First crewed Apollo mission.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    First mission to orbit the moon. 12/21 - 12/27.
  • Apollo 9

    Apollo 9
    Tested the lunar landing module in orbit.
  • Apollo 10

    Apollo 10
    Set the highest speed recorded by a crewed vehicle.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    First astronauts to land on the moon.