Space Exploration Timeline

Timeline created by Sammie_Styles
  • First Spotting of the moon through a telescope

    First Spotting of the moon through a telescope
    Galileo was the first person to spot the moon through a telescope
  • Galileo discverd Jupiters 4 moons

    Galileo discverd Jupiters 4 moons
    Jupiters four moons were first discoverd
  • First liquid fueled rocket launched

    The first liquid fueled rocket was launched into space by US sceientist Robert, H. Goddard. This started a revelution.
  • First man made object to orbit earth

    Sputnik 1, sent the first man made object to orbit around earth (a satalite) This was launched by the U.S.S.R and remained in orbit until January 4, 1958. This mission proved to scientist that the upper atmosphere 's density could be deduced from its drag on the orbit
  • First Dog in space

    First Dog in space
    Mission Sputnik 2, Carried the dog Laika for 7 days in orbit, was launched by the U.S.S.R and remianed in orbit until April 13, 1958. This mission tested if it was safe enough to send human beings up intp space, they did not expect Laika to live.
  • First man-made satalite to orbit the moon

    First man-made satalite to orbit the moon
    The Luna 1, first man-made satellite to orbit the moon, is launched by the U.S.S.R.
    first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
  • First space craft to fly pst venus

    First space craft to fly pst venus
    U.S Mariner 2, The first succsessful space craft flys past Venus and enters a solar orbit. This was the first succsessful space craft in NASA.
  • First Women in space

    First Women in space
    Vostok 6 carries Soviet Cosmonaut Valentia Tereshkova, the first woman in space and orbits the Earth 48 times. This was a big turnning point in history of women.
  • First space craft to land on moon

    First space craft to land on moon
    Soviet Luna 9 is the first spacecraft to soft-land on the moon or any planetary body other than Earth, and to transmit photographic data to Earth.
  • First close up pictures of a planet

    Pioneer 11 reaches Saturn, flying to within 13,000 miles and taking the first close-up photographs.
  • First manned mission in space

    First manned mission in space
    The first manned mission of the Space Transportation System (STS-1), Columbia , is launched
  • First women to travel in space

    The first manned mission of the Space Transportation System (STS-1), Columbia , is launched
  • Hubble space craft is launched

    Hubble space craft is launched
    The hubble space craft was brought into orbit by a space shuttle in 1990 and is still in orbit today
  • The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter

    The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, performing an orbit while dropping a probe into the atmosphere, and putting a satellite into orbit, which will spend the next two years orbiting the planet.
  • Largest observatory ever launched

    Russia launched the largest observatory ever into space