NASA Space Race

  • Sputnik1 launch

    Sputnik1 launch
    A satellite called the Sputnik1 was sent in to space by Russia. This is the first thing to exit earths atomoshere by anyone, anywhere.
  • Dog in Space

    Dog in Space
    Russia sends a dog named Laika in to orbit of the Earth. She died soon after going into space because she was overheated. This was the first living creature ever to enter space.
  • First US satellite launched

    First US satellite launched
    The US send their first satellite, the Explorer 1, to orbit Earth and send back pictures. Now Russia and the US had satellites in space at the same time.
  • NASA Founded

    NASA Founded
    On this day NASA, the American space program, was founded. The USA could now research the planets and all of space from one central command center.
  • Monkey in Space

    Monkey in Space
    Russia sends a monkey named Albert into space. This was the first living thing to go into space and come down alive.
  • First man to orbit Earth

    First man to orbit Earth
    Russia sends Yuri Gagarin into space to orbit earth. They could now research what happened in space and what Earth looked like from space.
  • First US man in space

    First US man in space
    NASA sends Alan Shepard aboard the Freedom 7 into space. This is the first time a man from the US has been into space.
  • First US man to orbit Earth

    First US man to orbit Earth
    NASA sends John Glenn into space abourd the Friendship 7 to orbit Earth. Now the US can research in space just like the Russians could.
  • First women in space

    First women in space
    Russia sends Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova in to space. They studyed the effects of space on a womans body during her voyage.
  • First space walk

    First space walk
    Russia sends Alexei Leonov into space to pre form a space walk. He would leave the ship and use an air gun to push himself around. This showed that there is no force on anything in space.
  • First US space walk

    First US space walk
    NASA sends Ed White to preform the first US space walk. He had an air powered gun to blow him around. This just shows that the US can do whatever Russia does.
  • Gemini 7

    Gemini 7
    NASA sends Frank F. Borman II, James A. Lovell Jr, Edward H. White II, and Michael Collins into space for 13 1/2 days.This was to figure out what long periods of time in space did to the human body.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    NASA sends Frank Borman and his crew into space. They orbited the moon 10 times over the course of 20 hours. This space-flight paved the way for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
  • First man on the Moon

    First man on the Moon
    NASA sends Neil Armstrong into space to go onto the moon. They can now research the surface of the moon and its atmosphere.
  • Brandon makes timeline

    Brandon makes a timeline about the space race between Russia and the US.