Space Race

  • Sputnik I

    U.S.S.R. launched first artificial satillite.
  • Alan B. Shepard

    first U.S. citizen in space
  • Yuri Gargarin

    First person in space, U.S.S.R.
  • Mariner 2

    verified high temps in Venus atmosphere
  • John Glenn

    first U.S. citizen to orbit the Earth
  • Surveyor

    landed on the moon
  • Apollo 11

    Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins land on the moon, U.S.
  • Pioneer 10

    sent back pics of Jupiter, first probe encounted an outer planet
  • Project Apollo

    project Apollo ends
  • Skylab

    launched first U.S. space station
  • Viking 1

    orbiter mapped suface of Mars, lander searched for life
  • Skylab

    fell out of orbit and burned upon reentry to the Earth
  • Magellan

    mapped Venus surface and returned data on atmosphere
  • Mars

    Mars Global Surveyor and the Mars Pathfinder
  • Lunar Prospector

    mapping the the moon, composition and structure
  • Mir

    fell out of orbit
  • Mars Odyssey

    mapping the surface of Mars found frozen water
  • Twins of Mars

    Spirit and Opportunity launched
  • Twins of Mars

    rovers landed on Mars