Space Flight

  • Liquid-fuel rocket

    Liquid-fuel rocket
    Robert Goddard invented the liquid-fuel rocket, also called rocket engines.
  • Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2
    The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial object to orbit the earth. Less than a month later, a dog named Laika was launched aboard the Sputnik 2.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    The United States responded to the Soviet Union with its first satellite, a craft named Explorer 1.
  • Yuri Gagarin and the Vostok

    Yuri Gagarin and the Vostok
    Yuri Garagin was the first person to travel in space when he made a single orbit around the earth in his Vostok 1 Spacecraft.
  • Alan Shepard and the Mercury

    Alan Shepard and the Mercury
    Alan Shepard became America´s first person in space with a fifteen-minute suborbital hop in the Mercury spacecraft.
  • Valentina Tereshvoka and the Vostok 6

    Valentina Tereshvoka and the Vostok 6
    Valentina Tereshvoka became the first woman to fly in space.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was the first mission to actually land a manned spacecraft.
  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong
    Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on another world.
  • Mir

    Mir
    The USSR launched the space station Mir.
  • International Space Station

    International Space Station
    Over fifteen nations were working together to build this Space Station.