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John F. Kennedy and the Space Race

By rbgb
  • The Great Seal Bug

    The Great Seal Bug
    1945 Soviet gift contains a listening device
  • International Council of Scientific Union

    International Council of Scientific Union
    the International Geophysical Year (IGY).
  • Period: to

    Space Race

  • International Geophysical Year

    International Geophysical Year
    Mapping Earth's surface
  • White House plans earth orbiting satellite

    White House plans earth orbiting satellite
    solicited proposals from various Government research agencies.
  • The US IGY Vanguard Proposal

    The US IGY Vanguard Proposal
  • Soviet Union successfully launces Sputnik I

    Soviet Union successfully launces Sputnik I
    Succesfully launches Sputnik I.
  • US responses to Soviet Union Sputnik I with Explorer project

    US responses to Soviet Union Sputnik I with Explorer project
    Defense department response to sputnik.
  • US Explorer I launches

    US Explorer I launches
    Succesful U.S. launch of Explorer I .
  • National Aeronautic and Space Acton july 29,1958

    National Aeronautic and Space Acton july 29,1958
    Signed by President Dwight Eisenhower.The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 "provided for research into the problems of flight within and outside the earth’s atmosphere"
  • NASA - National Aeronautic and Space Administration created by Congress

    NASA - National Aeronautic and Space Administration created by Congress
    National advisory commity for Aeronautics and The National Aeronautic and Space.
  • Soviet Sputnik 10 launches dog into Earth orbit

    Soviet Sputnik 10 launches dog into Earth orbit
    Later recovered.
  • 1st American in space - Freedom 7 Alan Shepard

    1st American in space - Freedom 7 Alan Shepard
    First American in space.
  • Urgent National Needs speech by President John F. Kennedy

    Urgent National Needs speech by President John F. Kennedy
    The decision to go to the moon.
  • Jonh Glenn became the first American to circle the Earth

    Jonh Glenn became the first American to circle the Earth
    By making 3 orbits
  • Kennedy space center open

    Kennedy space center open
    Designed by the architect Charles Lookman.
  • Jonh F. Kennedy speech at Rice Stadium

    Jonh F. Kennedy speech at Rice Stadium
    About the space effort it lasted 18 minutes.
  • The assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    The assassination of  President John F. Kennedy
    Was shot around 12:30 bullets struck the president .
  • Lyndon B.Johnson took office immediately after Kennedy's death

    Lyndon B.Johnson took office immediately after Kennedy's death
    After Kennedy's assassination.
  • Arlington National Cemetary funeral of President Kennedy

    Arlington National Cemetary funeral of President Kennedy
    At Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Cape Canaveral renamed Cape Kennedy by President Johnson

    Cape Canaveral renamed Cape Kennedy by President Johnson
    Cape Kennedy in memory of John F. Kennedy who was assassinated six days earlier.
  • Gemini flight

    Gemini flight
  • Apollo I was launched by the U.S. Preperation for the lunar landing.

    Apollo I was launched by the U.S.  Preperation for the lunar landing.
    Preperation for the lunar landing.
  • Ranger 7 sends back to Earth 4,300 close-up images of the Moon

    Ranger 7 sends back to Earth 4,300 close-up images of the Moon
    Before imapcts on the surface.
  • Flying BedStead the first flight in the lunar landing program

    Flying BedStead the first flight in the lunar landing program
    Provided control design data base for the lunar model.
  • Gemini VI stayed aloft for four days with astronut Edward H.White II

    Gemini VI stayed aloft for four days with astronut Edward H.White II
    (EVA) first American to walk on the moon.
  • Gemini astronouts Neil Armstrong and Scott David perform the first critical orbital docking

    Gemini astronouts Neil Armstrong and Scott David perform the first critical orbital docking
    perform the first critical orbital docking
  • Soviet Union Luna 10 space probe provided scientific data about the Moon to Earth for several weeks.

    Soviet Union Luna 10 space probe provided scientific data about the Moon to Earth for several weeks.
    Provided scientific data about the Moon to Earth for several weeks.
  • The start of the Lunar Orbiter 1966-1967 ,

    The start of the Lunar Orbiter 1966-1967 ,
    To further the Kennedy mandate more specifically by mapping the moon's surface.
  • APOLLO-Saturn fire

    APOLLO-Saturn fire
    Kennedy Space Center, Florida a flash fire broke out in the pure oxygen atmosphere of the capsule and flames engulfed the capsule with Gus Grissom,Ed White,and Roger Chaffet-died of asphyxiation.
  • Apollo 4 - NASA proves man could safely reach the Moon.

    Apollo 4 - NASA proves man could safely reach the Moon.
    NASA proves could safely reach the Moon.
  • Apollo 5

    Apollo 5
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Apollo 8 -Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr., and William A. Anderson - historic mission to orbit the Moon.
  • Apollo 11 lifted off on jul,16 1969

    Apollo 11 lifted off on jul,16 1969
    The hardware was working well began the three day trip to the Moon. At 4:18 p.m. EST on 20 Jul. 1969 the LM-with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin-landed on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited overhead in the Apollo command that it was "one small step for man-one giant leap for man.
  • NASA administrator James C.Flecher

    NASA administrator James C.Flecher
    Met with President Nixon to discuss the future of the space program.
  • Space Shuttle Columbia - Four American astronauts deployed two commercial communications satellites.

     Space Shuttle Columbia -  Four American astronauts deployed two commercial communications satellites.
  • Space Shuttler Challenger destroyed

    Space Shuttler Challenger destroyed
    The crew of seven-Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, Gregory B. Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe-were killed, during its launch from the Kennedy Space Center
  • Historic meeting of Cold War rivals 20 years later

    Historic meeting of Cold War rivals 20 years later
    Space programs of the United States and Russia met in Earth orbit when the Space Shuttle Atlantis docked.
  • NASA's future - 1990 President George Bush chartered an Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program

    NASA's future - 1990 President George Bush chartered an Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program
    1990 President George Bush chartered an Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program
  • One year mission - International Space Station

    One year mission  - International Space Station
    To better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment of space.