Space Race

  • Sputnik 1

    First artificial satellite in space
  • Alan B. Shepard

    First U.S. citizen in space
  • Yuri A. Gagarin

    First person in the world to go into space
  • Mariner 2

    Verified high temperatures in Venus's atmosphere
  • John Glenn

    First U.S. citizen to orbit the earth in space
  • Apollo 11

    First space craft to land on the moon's surface. Neil Armstrong was first human to step on moon's surface
  • Pioneer 10

    First probe to encounter an outer planet/ sent back photos of Jupiter
  • Mariner 10

    Obtained first good image of Mercury's surface
  • Viking 1

    Mapped surface of Mars/ searched for life on Mars
  • Voyager 2

    Flew past the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune