Space Explorers Timeline

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    Space Exploration - 6th Grade

  • The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 into earth orbit.

    The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 into earth orbit.
    October 4: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 into earth orbit. The first man-made satellite passes overhead, making one revolution every 90 minutes.
  • Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon

    Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon
    July 20: Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon. They then rendezvous with Michael Collins in the comman
  • President Roosevelt gives a speech about American astronauts going to the moon

    President Roosevelt gives a speech about American astronauts going to the moon
    September 12: President Kennedy gives a speech at Rice University, future home of the Manned Spacecraft Center (which later will be renamed Johnson Space Center): "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to
  • Ham, a chimpanzee, survives a sub-orbital flight on an American mission, Mercury 2.

    Ham, a chimpanzee, survives a sub-orbital flight on an American mission, Mercury 2.
    Jan 31: Ham, a chimpanzee, survives a sub-orbital flight on an American mission, Mercury 2. The American press pokes fun at American astronauts for doing a job that could be accomplished by a monkey. Experienced test pilots deride the astronauts as "Spam in a can."
  • Explorer 1, the first American satellite, enters orbit around Earth.

    Explorer 1, the first American satellite, enters orbit around Earth.
    January 31: Explorer 1, the first American satellite, enters orbit around Earth.
  • John Belushi is the captain of the Starship Enterprise

    John Belushi is the captain of the Starship Enterprise
    May 29, 1976 Actor John Belushi plays the role of Captain Kirk on the comedy TV hit show Saturday Night Live.
  • American space shuttle crash lands on the Planet of the Apes

    American space shuttle crash lands on the Planet of the Apes
    2029 Captain Leo Davidson's Shuttle is captured on The Planet of the Apes