Space Exploration

Timeline created by mistergiggle
  • First Un-manned Rocket to be launched into space

    The first Un-manned (first rocket) to be launched into space was a german rocket called the V2 missile.
  • First Artificial Satellite

    The First Artifial Satellite was the size of a beach ball and weighd 84 kilograms and also took 98 minutes to orbit the earth.
  • First Animal In Orbit

    A dog named Laika goes up to space. The dog survives the launch but even though they had a weeks supply of food, it appeared to be not enough for Laika. Unfortunately, Laika died within hours.
  • NASA Signed Into Law

  • First Human In Space

    After several attempts, the Soviet Union launches a cosmonaut names Yuri A. Garagan on a 108 minute flight. He becomes the first to succesfully orbit the globe circling at a peak altitude of about 320 kilometers above earth.
  • First Spacewalk

    Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov spacewalks for 12 minutes.
  • First Manned Moon Landing

    The lunar module of Apolo 11, nicknamed Eagle, land on the moon with only 30 seconds of fuel left. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin touch the moon. "That's one small step for (a) man one giant leap for mankind" Neil said. "Beautiful. Beautiful. Magnificent desolation" Aldrin added
  • Launch of Apollo 13

    Intended to make the third landing on the moon, Apollo 13 is early on the moon when an explosion in its service module oxygen tank cripples it. The four astronauts use the lunar module as a lifeboat, slingshot around the moon, and return safely to Earth.
  • First Rover on the Moon

    Apollo 15 carries an electric cart, like a stripped-down, foldable golf cart, to the moon. The rover, capable of carrying two astronauts plus supplies, greatly extends their exploration range. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin are the first drivers, putting 7 kilometers n the moon buggy.
  • First American Space Station Launched

    Skylab is launched on what will prove to be a six-year mission. Nine astronauts occupy the station in 1973 and 1974, conducting astronomical experiments and making spacewalks to repair a damaged solar panel and rig a sunshade to keep the station from overheating. Skylab plunges to Earth on July 11, 1979, generating fear in people of being struck by falling debris.
  • Voyagers 1 and 2 Launched

    NASA launchs two spaccrafts, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 on a grand tour around the Solar System. Voyager visits vsits Jupiter and Saturn and Voyager 2 visits Uranus and Neptune
  • First Space Shuttle Launches

    The first ever space shuttle called Columbia, lauches with pilot Robert Crippen and commander John Young. Both men spend two days in orbit around the Earth.