Space Race

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    Space Race

  • Alan B. Shepard

    First U.S. citizen in space.
  • John Glenn/Project Mercury

    First U.S, citizen to orbit Earth.
  • Mariner 2

    Explored Venus's atmosphere
  • Neil Armstrong/Project Apollo 11

    First human to step foot on the moon. Edwin Aldrin second person to walk on the moon. Michael Collins remained in the command module.
  • Pioneer 10

    Took pictures of Jupiter. First probe to encounter an outer planet.
  • Mariner 10

    Obtained the first good images of the surface of Mercury.
  • Viking 1

    Mapped the surface of Mars and searched for life there.
  • Venera

    Took pictures of the surface of Venus.
  • Voyager 2

    Mission included flybys of the outer planets. Took a picture of Neptune as it sped toward the edge of the solar system.
  • Magellan

    Mapped the surface of Venus and returned data onn Venus's atmosphere.
  • Galileo

    Arrived at Jupiter and sent back data, including an image of europa one of Jupiter's 61 moons.