Space Race

By amoreno
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The space war between the Soviet Union and the United States begin when the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik I. Sputnik I was the first artificial satellite in space, and the first satellite to orbit the Earth in 96.2 minutes.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    The Soviet Union launched Sputnik II. Sputnik II was the first satellite to send a living thing to space. It send a small dog named Laika into space and it
    orbited the Earth
  • Explorer I

    Explorer I
    The United States send its very first satellite into space. It was called the Explorer I, and it also lead to the discovery of the Van Allen belt.
  • Explorer 2

    Explorer 2
    The United States sends it second a satellite into space. The Explorer II launches into space and reaches space successfully, the satellite although fails
    to orbit around Earth.
  • Vanguard 1

    Vanguard 1
    The United States send the Vanguard I into space. The Vanguard I continued to function for 3 years in space.
  • N.A.S.A

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration- NASA- is created by the United States. NASA is the new space headquarters and replaces the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics- NACA. The NASA program was created for more research on space, and is also able to control mission and all launches to space.
  • Luna I

    Luna I
    The Luna I is launched into space. The Luna was created by the Soviet Union, andit's really important. It's importance is that it was the first-man made object to orbit the sun!
  • Luna 2

    Luna 2
    The Soviet Union launches the Luna II. The Luna II hits the Moon on September 13, making it the first man-made object to land on the moon!
  • Luna 3

    Luna 3
    The Soviet Union sends the Luna III into space. The Luna III is specifically sent to the moon, and it photographs about 70% of the moon!
  • First Man on Space!

    First Man on Space!
    The Soviet Union finally decides to take it to the next level! They sent the first man, Yuri Gagarin, into space! Yuri orbits the Earth one time, and become know as the first man to EVER orbit Earth!
  • John F. Kennedy's Speech!

    John F. Kennedy's Speech!
    President John F. Kennedy tells the Congress and challenges the whole entire nation to go onto the Moon before the entering the 70's.
  • JFK'S speech on Rice University!

    JFK'S speech on Rice University!
    President Kennedy gives a speech at Rice University down in Texas. He explains to the United States population why the Moon program is so important
  • Last American to be in space, alone.

    Last American to be in space, alone.
    L. Gordon Cooper spends 34 hours in space alone. He was the last American to be in space alone
  • First Women In Space!

    First Women In Space!
    Valentina Tereshkova became known as the first woman in space. She was sent the the Soviet Union aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft
  • Ranger 7

    Ranger 7
    The United States creates the Ranger 7. The Ranger 7 sends the first close-up pictures of the Moon.
  • Alexi Leonov

    Alexi Leonov
    Alexei Leonov spends 12 minutes outside of his Voskhod spacecraft performing the first spacewalk. He barely made it into the ship without dying!
  • Venus III

    Venus III
    The Soviet Union launched the Venus III. It became the first man-made object to land on Venus on March 1, of 1966.
  • Gemini 7

    The Americans send two astronauts into space! Frank Borman and James Lovell, the astronauts, start a two week mission around Earth's orbit on the Gemini 7.
  • Period: to

    Luna IX & Luna X

    The Soviet Union sends the Luna IX into space, and it became the first spacecraft to gently land on the Moon. 2 months later, in April, the Soviet Union send the Luna X which becomes the first satellite to orbit the moon.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Apollo 8 was the first controlled spacecraft to actually orbit the moon! It was a group that consisted of three men: Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders. The mission took three days and had already made 10 orbits around the moon in 20 hours. On Christmas Eve, the members of the group read the beginning 10 verses of Genesis while broadcasting on television!
  • JFK!

    Three men are sent to explore the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and
    Michael Collins is these three men. Unfortunately, only two out of the three men walked on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin were the first men to walk on the Moon. Their other member Michael Collins orbits around the Moon alone. This achievement practically ended the space race, and also accomplished JFK's goal!