• Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Soviet Union launches Sutnik 1.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    U.S. launches Explorer 1 from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
  • NASA begins

    NASA begins
    NASA is formed by Congress after the National Aeroaustics and Space Act is passed.
  • Tiros 1

    Tiros 1
    Tiros 1, the 1st succesful weather satellite was launched by the U.S.S.R.
  • Hamm

    A Chimpanzee made a 18 minute flight in a mercury capsule.
  • Luna 9

    Luna 9
    Luna 9 was the 1st space craft to have a soft, luna landing. The space craft landed on oceanus procellarum.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 launches.
  • Men on Moon

    Men on Moon
    Astronauts Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin & Neil Armstrong become the 1st men to walk on the moon.
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17
    Apollo 17 was the last or most recent bt the U.S. The misson took about 12 days and no one had returned from the moon since.
  • Mars Explorer

    Mars Explorer
    Mars Exploration Rover Spirit & Opprunity launch.