History of Space

By brilyn
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The Soviet satellite "Sputnik 1" is the irst object sent into space and to successfully orbit the earth .
  • First Satellite

    First Satellite
    The United States satellite to orbit the earth-explorer 1- is launched
  • NASA

    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is formed
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    Russian citizen, Yuri Gagarin, is the first human in space
  • Alan Shepard

    Alan Shepard
    Alan Shepard is the first United Staes citizen to go into space
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn
    John Glenn is the first United citizen to orbit the Earth.
  • Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin

    Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin
    Apollo 11 crew member Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon. His fellow Apollo astronaut crew member Edwin "buzz" Aldrinis right behind him becoming the second man to walk on the moon.
  • American Space shuttle

    American Space shuttle
    The first American space shuttle is launched. This marks the use of the first "re-usable' space craft.
  • Shuttle Challenger

    Shuttle Challenger
    The shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take off.
  • Human habitation

    Human habitation
    Human habitation in the International Space Station begins