space race

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    space race

  • sputnik

    was the first artificial satellite to orbit eaarth
  • first US citizen to be in space

    Alan B. Sheapard was the first US citizen in space
  • first human in space

    soviet Union cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin became the first human in space
  • Mariner 2

    explored venus atmosphere
  • first person to orbit earth

    Project Mecury astronaut John Glenn became the first US citzen to orbit earth
  • first man on the moon

    neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the moons surface he stepped on he said "
  • 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 returnerd data on the compostion os venus's atmosphere