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History of Space Exploration

  • First object launched into space

    First object launched into space
    Sputnik 1 is the first object launched into space, and to orbit Earth.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    The first United States satellite to orbit Earth is launched. [Explorer 1]
  • Nasa

    nasa is birthed
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    The firstt russian in space (orbits the earth)
  • Alan Shepard

    Alan Shepard
    Alan shepard is the first american to go into space
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn
    John Glenn is the first United States citizen to orbit the Earth
  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong
    Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is the second man, as Armstrong's crew member.
  • First American Space Shuttle

    First American Space Shuttle
    The First American space shuttle is launched
  • challenger

    the space shuttle challenger explodes shortly after takeoff
  • Humans in International Space Station

    Humans in International Space Station
    Human habitation in International Space Station begins