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  • The Sputnik

    The Sputnik
    The Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • Friendship 7

    Friendship 7
    On this day, the Friendship 7 (Part of the Mars Project) was launched. The launching made John Glenn the first American to go into orbit. The flight's total time was five hours.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    On this day, Apollo 11 was launched.
  • The First Walk

    The First Walk
    This was the day that that astronauts Neil Armstong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrid became the first men to walk on the moon.
  • Experimental Lab

    Experimental Lab
    On this day, the United States launched its first experimental lab, the Skylab.
  • Voyager 2

    Voyager 2
    The Voyager 2, one of a pair of spacecrafts sent by NASA on what was supposed to be a 5-year mission to study Jupiter and Saturn, was launched. Voyagers 1 and 2 continue to send back pictures and data today, 30 years later from nearly 10 million miles away.
  • Voyager 1

    Voyager 1
    On this day, the Voyager 1 launched was launched into space.
  • The First Women

    Upon the launch of Mission STS-8 aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, Sally Ride became the first women astronaut.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger

    Space Shuttle Challenger
    NASA"s first major catstophe happened in 1986, when the Space Shuttle Challenger (mission STS-51L) exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. Aboard were 7 crewmembers.
  • Mars Exploration Rovers

    Mars Exploration Rovers
    Today was the launch date of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Another rover called Oppurutunity was launched later on July7, 2003.