solicited proposals from various Government research agencies.
The US IGY Vanguard Proposal
Soviet Union successfully launces Sputnik I
Succesfully launches Sputnik I.
US responses to Soviet Union Sputnik I with Explorer project
Defense department response to sputnik.
US Explorer I launches
Succesful U.S. launch of Explorer I .
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
National advisory commity for Aeronautics and The National Aeronautic and Space.
Soviet Sputnik 10 launches dog into Earth orbit
1st American in space - Freedom 7 Alan Shepard
First American in space.
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
By making 3 orbits
Kennedy space center open
Designed by the architect Charles Lookman.
Jonh F. Kennedy speech at Rice Stadium
About the space effort it lasted 18 minutes.
Lyndon B.Johnson took office immediately after Kennedy's death
After Kennedy's assassination.
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Was shot around 12:30 bullets struck the president .
Arlington National Cemetary funeral of President Kennedy
At Arlington National Cemetery.
Cape Canaveral renamed Cape Kennedy by President Johnson
Cape Kennedy in memory of John F. Kennedy who was assassinated six days earlier.
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
Before imapcts on the surface.
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
(EVA) first American to walk on the moon.
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.
Provided scientific data about the Moon to Earth for several weeks.
The start of the Lunar Orbiter 1966-1967 ,
To further the Kennedy mandate more specifically by mapping the moon's surface.
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.
NASA proves could safely reach the Moon.
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
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
Met with President Nixon to discuss the future of the space program.
Space Shuttle Columbia - Four American astronauts deployed two commercial communications satellites.
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
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
1990 President George Bush chartered an Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program
One year mission - International Space Station
To better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment of space.