Space Exploration

By tk19327
  • Galeleo and the First Refracting Telescope

    Galeleo and the First Refracting Telescope
    Galeleo created the first refracting telescope and looked into space. He seen many objects.
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    Space Exploration 1605-1957

  • Speed of Light Measured

    Ole Romer measures the speed of light.
  • Isaac Newton Invents 3 Laws of Motion

    Isaac Newton invented the three laws of motion. This later helps explain how a rocket moves.
  • Isaac Newton Invents the Reflecting Telescope

    Isaac Newton Invents the Reflecting Telescope
    Isaac Newton invents the first reflecting telescope. He named it Newtonian telescope.
  • Discovery of the First Asteroid

    A man named Piazzi discovers the first asteroid.
  • First Liquid-Fueled Rocket Launched

    In Massachusetts Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket.
  • First Radio Telescope Invented

    First Radio Telescope Invented
    Grote Reber invents the first radio telescope.
  • First Human-Made Obeject in Space

    Hermann Oberth created a V-2 missle and launched. It launched so high it left Earth and went into space, making it the first human-made object in space.
  • First Satellite Launched

    Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space. They named it Sputnik 1. It orbited until 1958.
  • Sputnik 2-First Animal in Space

    Sputnik 2-First Animal in Space
    Soviet Union launche the secong satellite into space. (Sputnik 2). On the satellite they placed a dog named Laika. The dog did not survive.
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    Space Exploration 1958-1980

  • First USA Satellite in Space

    The USA launches their first satellite into space, Explorer 1.
  • Formation of NASA

    NASA is formed by Dwight D. Eisenhower because of Sputnik 1 that was launched by USSR.
  • First Man-Made Object to Orbit the Sun

    Russia launched Luna 1 and wanted it to hit the Moon. It got thrown into space by the Moon gravity and orbited the Sun.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    USSR lanches Vostok 1 with Yuri A. Gargarin. He was the first man in space and orbited Earth once.
  • First American in Space

    Alan Shepard was the first American in space and his flight only lasted 15 minutes.
  • First Spacecraft on the Moon

    Soviet Luna 9 soft lands on the moon.
  • First Picture of Earth from Space

    First Picture of Earth from Space
    USA launches Lunar Orbiter 1 and it orbits the Moon. It takes the first picture of Earth from that distance in space.
  • First American Spacecrat on the Moon

    Surveyor 1 softly landed on the moon 9 miles away from it's target.
  • First Humans on the Moon

    First Humans on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men on the Moon using Apollo 11.
  • First Probes on Mars

    USA's Viking Probes land on Mars.
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    Space Exploration 1981-Today

  • Discovery

    America used Discovery to build the ISS (International Space Station). Discovery was used for many repairs also.
  • First Female in Space

    USA sent the first woman into space. Her name was Sally K. Ride.
  • Atlantis

    Atlantis was for a lot of different things but one use way to travel to the Kennedy Space Center.
  • Challenger

    Challenger
    Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after launch and kills all 7 passengers. One passenger was going to be the first teacher in space.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    America launches a space shuttle carrying the Edwin P. Hubble Space Telescope, it was a great invention but took blurry images.
  • Pathfinder/Rovers/Mars/Sojournor

    America launches Pathfinder and it lands on Mars with the rover Sojournor. Sojournor explores Mars for over 80 days.
  • International Space Station-ISS

    International Space Station-ISS
    The USA amd 15 other countries are part of the involvment in the ISS, NASA being the center of it.
  • Messenger

    America launched Messenger to orbit the closest planet to the Sun, Murcury. It did exactly that
  • Largest Space Telescope in Orbit

    Russia launches Spektr-R known as the biggest space telescope to be in orbit.
  • Skydiver Felix Baumgartner

    Skydiver Felix Baumgartner
    Felix Baumgartner goes 24 moles up and jumps from space.