The first telescope was created by putting to gather a convex and concave lens in the same tube. Later Galeao built the first astronomical telescope. With the telescope Galileo was able to find the four Jovian moons, craters on the moon and our galaxy.
Christian Huygens discovered Saturns rings and Titan.
First time reflecting telescope
Newton built the first reflecting telescope.
Speed of light
Ole Romer measured the speed of light
Halley's comet was predicted to land on 1758 by Halley
Halley's Comet landed as predicted
Uranus was discovered by Herschil, and
Messier discovered galaxy's nebulas and star clusters while looking for comets
William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus, using a mirror telescope he had constructed
Christian Doppler a mathematician from Austria created the Dopler Effect witch will later be used to show that planets are a moving away from earth.
Robert Goodard beginning practical rocketry. Soon after he created the first liquid powered rocket.
Karl Jansky discovers cosmic radio waves. In 1937 Grote Reber built the first radio telescope.
Sputnik first object orbit Earth was launched by the Russians.
Explorer 1 launched this was the first U.S. satellite to orbit the Earth.
First man in space
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space! Yuri Gagarin was from Russia and was in the Vostok space craft.
Aboard friendship 7 John Glenn is the first American to orbit the earth. He circled the globe 3 times.
Life on Mars?
Early observers of mars thought they saw signs of civilization there including evidence of an engineered canals but the Mariner 4 passover the red planet and it revealed no obvious signs of life.
First man to walk on the moon
Stepping down from the Apollo 11's Lunar module Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk the moon.
The Russian Venera 7 becomes first to land softly on the surface of Venus.
First space station
Russia's Salyul 1 was the worlds first space station.
Soviet Salyut 6 space station is launched. Its crews include members from Czechoslovakia, Poland, GDR, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, Cuba, Mongolia, and Romania
America's voyager one and two deep space probes are launched to study the outer solar system.
Ring around Jupiter
Cameras on voyager one found a ring around Jupiter.
Space shuttle era begins
The U.S. Space shuttle era begins with the flight of Columbia a reusable spacecraft.
The Hubble space telescope is deployed in earths orbit by shuttle Discovery.
Largest space craft
The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis docs to Russian space station Mir. the connection of the two ships created the largest craft ever to orbit Earth.
A U.S. rover named Sojourner wheels onto the surface of Mars to explore the planets geology.
Cassini begins it journey to Saturn.
NASA loses Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander.
Buy a seat
Virgin Galactica the company owned by Richard Branson, excepts reservations for spaceflight seat that sell for $200,000 each.
US Messenger Mission to Mercury launched in 2004 and began its year long orbit.
Water on Mars?
NASA finds the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermeditly and present day mars.
Astronauts on Mars
NASA wants to get astronauts to Mars a capsule called Orion and the space launch system may help get to and from Earth.