Space Race

  • Sputnik 1

    First man-made satellite, orbits the Earth.
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    Space Race

  • First Man in Space

    Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space. He orbited the Earth and came home safely.
  • First U.S. Citizen in space

    Alan B. Shepard became the first U.S. citizen in space.
  • First U.S. Citizen to Orbit the Earth

    Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the fist U.S. citizen to orbit the Earth.
  • Mariner 2

    Explored Venus' atmospere
  • Project Apollo

    The final stage of the U.S. program to reach the Moon.
  • First Men on the Moon

    Neil Armstrong was the first human to step foot on the Moon. Edwin Aldrin is with Armstrong and is the second man on the Moon.
  • Pioneer 10

    Sent back pictures of Jupier-first probe to encounter an outer planet.
  • Viking 1

    Orbiter mapped the surface of Mars; searched for life on Mars.
  • Galileo

    Reaches Jupiter in 1995, launched in 1989.
  • Magellan

    Mapped Venus' surface and returned data on the composition of Venus' atmosphere.