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History of Space Exploration

  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    The first United States satelite to orbit the Earth- Explorer 1- is launched
  • NASA

    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Adiministration) is formed.
  • Yuri Gagerin

    Yuri Gagerin
    Russian citizen, Yuri Gagarin, is the first human in space. (he orbits the Earth)
  • Alan Shepard

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

    John Glenn
    John Glenn is the first United States citizen to orbit Earth
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 crew member Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon. His fellow Apollo astronaut crew member Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is right behindhim, becoming the secong man to walk on the moon.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The Soviet satellite "Sputnik 1" is the first object sent into space and to successfully orbit the Earth.
  • American Shuttle

    American Shuttle
    The first American space shuttle is launched. This marks the use of the first "re-useable" space craft.
  • The Challenter

    The Challenter
    The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take-off.
  • Human Habitation

    Human Habitation
    Human Habitaion in the International Space Station begin.