Space Exploration 1957-2007

  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    An American Satellite, Explorer 1. Launched after the Sputnik 1 & 2. There were 90 other Explorer Spacecraft Series to follow.
  • Sputnik 1 Launch

    Sputnik 1 Launch
    Soviet Union Launches Sputnik 1. The first artificial Satellite to orbit space.
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    Space Exploration

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    Space Timeline

  • NASA Organisation Formed

    NASA Organisation Formed
    An important part of space history, NASA, (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Program was formed.
  • Discoverer 14

    The first Satellite into space was the Dicoverer 14. It was a moving spacecraft in orbit but reattatching in mid air!
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    A big part in spce history. the first man into space. The flight lasted 15min and 28sec. His name was alan Shephard. He was in a tiny spacecraft called the Freedom 7.
  • First Space Walk

    First Space Walk
    First prson to walk in Space, this lasted for 12 min and 9sec
  • Luna 10

    This space Craft was the first to ever orbit the moon, it took 3hrs. When in space it broke apart but still stayed close by.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    The Apollo 8 had three men,Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders. its was the first manned spacecraft. the mission tok 3 days and took 10 orbits in 20hrs.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo was the first spacecraft that took men to the moon. it was a great achievement becuae the US had reached the moon before the Soviets.
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17
    Apollo was the last or most recent moon landing, by the US. Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. The mission took 12 days and was the last to return to the moon.