• First living thing in space

    First living thing in space
    The first living thing sent into space were fruit flies aboard a U.S.-launched V2 rocket on February 20, 1947.The purpose of the experiment was to explore the effects of radiation exposure at high altitudes. The rocket reached 68 miles in 3 mnutes and 10 seconds.The Blossom capsule was ejected and successfully deployed its parachute. The fruit flies were recovered alive.
  • Sputnik 1 was launched

    Sputnik 1 was launched
    Sputnik 1was the first artificial satellite to be put into Earth's orbit. It was launched into a low Earth orbit by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957. The unpredicted announcement of Sputnik 1's success precipitated the Sputnik crisis in the United States and started the Space Race, a part of the larger Cold War. The launch formed in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the Space A
  • Sputnik 2 was launched

    Sputnik 2 was launched
    Sputnik 2 was the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit, on November 3, 1957, and the first to carry a living animal, a dog named Laika. Sputnik 2 was13 foot high cone-shaped capsule with a base diameter of 6.6 feet. It contained several compartments for radio transmitters, a telemetry system, a programming unit, a regeneration and temperature control system for the cabin, and scientific instruments. A separate sealed cabin contained the dog Laika.
  • Sputnik 3 was launched

    Sputnik 3 was launched
    Sputnik 3 was a Soviet satellite launched on May 15, 1958 from Baikonur cosmodrome by a modified R-7/SS-6 ICBM. It was a research satellite to explore the upper atmosphere and the near space, and carried a large array of instruments for geophysical research.
  • NASA was formed

    NASA was formed
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Since February 2006, NASA's mission statement has been to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research." On September 14, 2011, NASA announced that it had selected the design of a new Space Launch System that it said would take the agency's astronaut
  • First person in space Russian

    First person in space           Russian
    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968 was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.
  • Neil Armstrong went into space

    Neil Armstrong went into space
    Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is an American former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.
  • Saturn rocket lift off

    Saturn rocket lift off
    The Saturn family of American rocket boosters was developed by a team of mostly German rocket scientists led by Wernher von Braun to launch heavy payloads to Earth orbit and beyond. Originally it was a military satellite launcher, they were adopted as the launch vehicles for the Apollo moon program. The two most important members of the family were the Saturn IB and the Saturn V
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr, on Earth's Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:17:39 UTC. The United States mission is considered the major accomplishment in the history of space exploration.
  • International Space Station was launched

    International Space Station was launched
    The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. It follows the Salyut, Almaz, Skylab and Mir stations as the ninth space station to be inhabited. The ISS is a modular structure whose first component was launched in 1998. Like many artificial satellites, the station can be seen from Earth with the naked eye