Space Race

  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I was the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth.
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    Space Race

  • Project Mercury P.1

    Alan B. Shepard became the first U.S. citizen in space.
  • Yuri A. Gagarian

    Yuri A. Gagarian was the first human to go to space and the first human to orbit Earth.
  • Project Mercury P.2

    John Glenn became the first U.S. citizen to orbit Earth.
  • Mariner 2

    Satellite launched to study Venus.
  • Project Gemini

    Two teams of astronauts in one spacecraft orbited Earth and connected to another spacecraft.
  • Project Apollo

    Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first humans to reach the moon.
  • Pioneer 10

    Satellite launched to study Jupiter.
  • Viking 1

    Satellite launched to study Mars.
  • Magellan

    Satellite launched to further study Venus.