K. Strong, Space Race Timeline

  • First animal in space (US)

    First animal in space (US)
    The first animal sent to space by the US was a group of fruit flies
  • Sputnik 1 (first USSR satellite in space)

    Sputnik 1 (first USSR satellite in space)
    Earth's first artificial satellite. Launched by the Soviet Union igniting the space race.
  • First animal in space (USSR)

    First animal in space (USSR)
    first living animal sent in space by USSR was a dog named Laika.
  • The first satellite in space (US)

    The first satellite in space (US)
    The Explorer 1 was the first satellite sent in space by the US.
  • Creation of Nasa

    Creation of Nasa
    Nasa stand for the Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration and is a independent agency of the US federal government.
  • First man in space (USSR)

    First man in space (USSR)
    The first USSR man in space was Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
  • first man to orbit earth (USSR)

    first man to orbit earth (USSR)
    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was also the first USSR man to orbit earth.
  • First man in space (US)

    First man in space (US)
    58 year old Allan Shepard was the first US man in space.
  • JFK's speech

    JFK's speech
    JFK gives his speech declaring that the US will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
  • first man to orbit earth (US)

    first man to orbit earth (US)
    John Glenn was the first US man to orbit the earth.
  • Apollo 1 tragedy

    Apollo 1 tragedy
    During a preflight test a fire inside the space capsule caused the death of the three astronauts aboard.