Irwin- Space Exploration Timeline

  • Sputnik 1

    USSR launches Sputnik 1, The first man-made object to orbit the Earth
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Soviets sent the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn was the first american to orbit Earth in space- Friendship 7
  • The first men to walk on the moon

    Americans Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, the first men to walk on the moon
  • US Apollo 15

    US Apollo 15 and Apollo 17, first missions to use moon rovers to drive across the moons surface.
  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    US launch the first space shuttle columbia
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride. The first American woman to take part in orbital mission
  • First Educator involved in orbital mission

    Christa Macallif. Firt Educator involed in orbital mission
  • Christa Macallif

    Christa Macallif. First Educator involed in orbital mission. Tragic Challenger explosion
  • Mir

    Soviet Union launches spcae station Mir, where astronauts spend living in tight quarters and conducting research
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space telescope is launched by the US to record information about our solar system and the universe
  • Mars Rover

    Mars Rover Lands and explores the surface of Mars
  • Voyager 1

    US launches Voyager 1 and Voyager 11 to explore: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune