Hamad Alsaqi's Space timeline project

  • First animal in space by USA (fruit flies)

    First animal in space by USA (fruit flies)
    The first animals sent into space were fruit flies aboard a U.S.-launched V-2 rocket
  • First satellite in space by USSR (Sputnik)

    First satellite in space by USSR (Sputnik)
    The Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite into space, marking the start of the space race
  • First animal in space by USSR (Laika the dog)

    First animal in space by USSR (Laika the dog)
    The Soviets launched Sputnik 2 along with a dog named Laika to officially be the first animal to make an orbit around Earth
  • First satellite in space by USA (Explorer 1)

    First satellite in space by USA (Explorer 1)
    The United State's first successful artificial satellite launch named Explorer 1
  • Creation of NASA

    Creation of NASA
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known by its acronym NASA, is the federal agency responsible for most of the United States' civilian space program
  • First man in space by USA (Alan Shepard)

    First man in space by USA (Alan Shepard)
    Alan Shepard was launched into history aboard a Mercury Redstone rocket (originally used by the U.S. Army for missiles), becoming the first American astronaut in space.
  • First man in space by USSR (Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin)

    First man in space by USSR (Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin)
    Aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, 27 year old Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space
  • First man to orbit Earth by USSR (Yuri Alekseyevich)

    First man to orbit Earth by USSR (Yuri Alekseyevich)
    aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel and orbit into space.
  • JFK's speech and commitment to getting to the moon

    JFK's speech and commitment to getting to the moon
    JFK presented a big speech among 40,000 people in Rice football stadium discussing how the US decided to initiate such goals "not because they are easy, but because they are hard"
  • First man to orbit Earth by USA (John Glenn)

    First man to orbit Earth by USA (John Glenn)
    John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. He named his spacecraft “Friendship 7.” He made three orbits around Earth.
  • First man to do an EVA by USSR (Alexei Leonov)

    First man to do an EVA by USSR (Alexei Leonov)
    The first EVA was performed on March 18, 1965, by Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who spent 12 minutes and 9 seconds outside the Voskhod 2 spacecraft.
  • Gemini 3 (First manned flight)

    Gemini 3 (First manned flight)
    was the first manned mission of Project Gemini , which aimed to launch a series of two-man spacecraft to test long-duration missions, rendezvous and docking between two space vehicles, and EVA or "spacewalking."
  • Gemini 4 (First moonwalk)

    Gemini 4 (First moonwalk)
    is the second manned mission of the Gemini program intended to develop the techniques necessary for the realization of the Apollo program. During the mission, astronaut Edward White carried out the first American spacewalk.
  • Gemini 5 (First long orbit)

    Gemini 5 (First long orbit)
    It was the first time an American crewed space mission held the world record for duration, set on August 26, 1965, by breaking the Soviet Union's previous record set by Vostok 5 in 1963.
  • Apollo 1 fire

    Apollo 1 fire
    A fire ignited in the Apollo 1 command module in the middle of a launch rehearsal. All three astronauts inside the module — Roger Chaffee, Ed White and Virgil "Gus" Grissom — died in the blaze.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    is a manned space mission carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in October 1968. It is the first mission of the American Apollo program to transport a crew into space.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Was the first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit, and also the first human spaceflight to reach another astronomical object, namely the Moon
  • Apollo 9

    Apollo 9
    is a manned space flight that took place in March 1969, the third manned space flight in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Apollo program.
  • Apollo 10

    Apollo 10
    The Apollo 10 mission encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. It was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the Moon.
  • First man to do an EVA by USA (Neil Armstrong)

    First man to do an EVA by USA (Neil Armstrong)
    American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin performed the first EVA on the lunar surface on July 21, 1969 (UTC), after landing their Apollo 11 Lunar Module spacecraft.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    is a mission of the American Apollo space program during which, for the first time, men landed on the Moon on July 21, 1969.