Space Exploration

  • Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1

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

  • Mariner 2 was launched

    destination- Venus
  • John Glenn became the first U.S citizen to orbit earth

  • Yuri A. Gagarin became the first human in space

  • Apollo 11 landed on moons surface

    Final step to reach the moon
  • Project Apollo ended

  • Pioneer 10 was launched

  • U.S launched Skylab

  • Viking 1 was launched

    Destination- Mars
  • Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched.

    Voyager 1 flew past Jupiter and Saturn and Voyager 2 flew past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
  • Magellan was launched

    destination- Venus
  • Galileo was launched

    Studied Jupiter and 2 of its moons
  • Galileo reached Jupiter

  • The U.S and Russia began an era of cooperation and trust in exploring Space