Space Race

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    Space Race

  • Sputnik

    it was the first to orbit the earth
  • Project Mercury

    Alan B. Shepard became the first U.S citizen in space.
  • Yuri A. Gagarin

    became the first human in space. he orbit the earth and returned. then after that president John F. Kennedy called for the U.S to send humans to the moon for research
  • Project Mercury 2

    in project mercury John Glenn was the first U.S citizen to orbit the earth.
  • Mariner 2

    Explored Venus's atmosphere
  • Project Apollo

    apollo 11 landed on the moons surface, and Neil Armstrong was the first to step foot on the moon.
  • Pioneer 10

    sent back photos of Jupiter--- first probe to encounter an outer planet
  • Viking 1

    orbiter mapped the surface of mars; lander searched for life on mars
  • Magellan

    mapped Venus's surface and returned data on the composition of Venus's atmosphere
  • Galileo

    a small probe that began a five month approch on Jupiter and took a parachute ride through Jupiters violet atmoshpere in December. studied the stars, moons, rings, and magnetic fields.