Space Race

  • Sputnik 1

    Soviet satellite was the first artificial satellite launched in space
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    Space Race

  • First U.S. citizen in space

    Alan B. Shepard became the first U.S. citizen in space
  • First human in space

    First human in space Yuri A. Gargarin was the first person from the Soviet union to orbit Earth.
  • First U.S. citizen to orbit Earth

    Mercury astronaut John Glenn becomes first U.S. citizen to orbit Earth
  • Project Apollo

    Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the moon, Project Apollo was the first effort to reach the moon.
  • Galileo

    Galileo was launched in 1989 and reached Jupitor in 1995 launched a smaller probe that began a five month trip to Jupitor. It went through Jupitors storm and transmitted information about its composition, temperature, and pressure before being crushed in the atmoshpere.