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    Space Exploration

  • Sputnik I

    First sattelite probe launched in space.
  • Yuri A. Gagarin

    Alan B. Shepard became the first U.S. citizen in space.
  • First man in space.

    Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin became the first human in space, he was Russian.
  • Project Mercury.

    John Glenn became the first U.S. citizen to orbit Earth.
  • Apollo 11

    Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon's surface. First human to walk on the Moon.
  • When Pioneer 10 was launched.

    Was the first space probe to survive a trip through the asteroid belt and encounter an outer planet, Jupiter.
  • Voyager 1 and Voyager 2.

    They were space probes. Voyager 1 fleww past Jupiter and Saturn and Voyager 2 flew past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The probes will explore beyond the solar system.
  • Galileo was launched.

    Was a space probe that reached Jupiter in 1995. In July of 1995, Galileo released a smaller probe that began a five month approach to Jupiter.
  • Pioneer 10.

    In 2003, Pioneer 10 was more than 12 billion km. from Earth, and it will continue beyond the solar system.