Space Race

  • Sputnik I

    first artificail satellight launched in space
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    Space Race

  • Yuri Gargan

    1st human in space. orbited earth
  • Project Mercury

    1st step to reach the moon
  • PIoneer 10

    transmitter failed in 2003 but still continues through space.
    sent photos of Jupiter. 1st probe to encounter an outer planet
  • Viking I

    It mapped the surface of Mars. searched for life on Mars.
  • Voyager 1 & 2

    they explore beyond the solar system. continue to transmit data to Earth. went past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
  • Magellan

    mapped Venus's surface. gave data on composition of its atmosphere.
  • Galileo

    released a smaller probe that approached Jupiter. studied Europa and Io Jupiter's moons