Space Race

  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to be launched into space.
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    Space Exploration

  • Alan B. Shepard... Proj. Mercury

    First U.S. citizen in space and a part of Project Mercury
  • Yuri A. Gagarin

    Became first human in space..
  • Mariner 2

    Launched to Venus.
  • John Glenn... Proj. Mercury

    Became first U.S. citizen to orbit earth and a part of Project Mercury
  • Surveyor... Proj. Gemini

    Landed on Moon's surface and a part of Proj. Gemini.
  • Apollo 11.... Proj. Apollo

    Landed on moon's surface with Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on board. Neil and Edwin were the first to step foot on the moon.
  • Pioneer 10

    Space probe that failed in 2003 but is still orbiting earth. Was originally sent to Jupiter
  • Race ends

    This is the end of the Race to the Moon.
  • Voyager 1 and 2

    launched in 1977 and are now heading deep into space. Voyager 1 is past Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 is past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
  • Galileo

    Galileo was launched and reached Jupiter in 1995
  • Galileo and Jupiter

    Galileo released a small probe on Jupiter that stayed there for 5 months.
  • Io and Galileo

    Galileo made it to Io, one of Jupiter's moons.