Space exploration timeline

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  • FIrst sighting of the moon

    1610- The first spotting of the moon through a telescope by Galileo Galilei. It was the first sighting of the moon ever.
  • First rockets

    1926-Robert H. Goddard launches first liquid fueled rockets. First rockets ever.
  • Soviet Union's first rocket

    1933-Soviet Union launches first rocket of their own. First rocket launched by the soviet union.
  • First animals in space

    1947-First animals launched into space (fruit flies) by the U.S. Fist animals in space.
  • First animal in orbit

    1957-First animal launched into orbit, dog named Laika launched by USSR and did not return alive. First animal ever in orbit in space.
  • First artifical satelite

    First artificial satellite, Sputnik I, is launched by Soviet Union. It was a satellite the size of a beach ball that went into space and it took 98 minutes to get into earth's orbit.
  • JFK anounces flight into space

    President Kennedy declares the American space objective to put a man on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade. He demanded that someone gets on the moon before the soviets.
  • First american in orbit

    John Glenn becomes first American to orbit Earth, completing three orbits. He was the first american in space.
  • First man on the moon

    Man walks on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin of Apollo XI spend 21 1/2 hours on the moon, 2 1/2 of those outside the capsule.
  • Longest stay on the moon

    Apollo 17 mission that includes the longest and last stay of man on the moon — 74 hours, 59 minutes — by astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt.
  • First spacecraft beyond neptune

    First spacecraft beyond the orbit of Neptune by U.S. NASA. First spacecraft beyond neptune.
  • First picture of solar system

    First photograph of the whole solar system by U.S. NASA. First photo of solar system.
  • Longest orbit

    Longest duration in the orbit of earth by Valeri Polyakov (437.7 days) from Russia. Longest orbit around earth.
  • First landing on an asteroid

    First landing on an asteroid by U.S. NASA. First time landing on an asteroid.
  • Space probe on comet

    NASA lands space probe on comet.