space Explorationn

  • Sputnik I

    When people turned on their radios and television sets in 1957, they heard the radio transmissions from Sputnik 1 as it orbited Earth. All it transmitted was sort of a beeping sound.
  • Project Mercury

    The U.S. program to reach the Moon began with Project Mercury. The goals to Project Mercury were to orbit a piloted spacecraft around Earth and to bring it back safely. The program provided data and experience in the basics of space flight.
  • Yuri A. Gagarin

    Yuri A. Gagarin was a Soviet Cosmonaut, he became the first human in space. He orbited space and returned safely.
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 landed on the Moon's surface. Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the Moon.