Space Race

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    Space Race

    In the 1950's and 60's, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. engaged what is known as the space race.
  • Sputnik 1 was Launched

    Sputnik 1 was Launched
    Russia launched the first satellite. This is is important because it advanced technology.
  • Dog in Space

    Dog in Space
    Laika was the first dog to be in space. This is inportant because showed that humans could go into space.
  • First Succesful U.S. Satellite Launched

    First Succesful U.S. Satellite Launched
    First U.S. space exploration event accomplished. This is inportant because this expanded space exploration in the United States.
  • NASA Founded

    NASA Founded
    This expanded space exploration.
  • Monkey In Space

    Monkey In Space
    When Albert 1 a rhesus monkey was lauched into space. This is inportant because the monkey is the closest species to man which let us know that man can go into space.
  • Discoverer XIV Launched

    The Discoverer 14 was the first satelitte into space by coming of a moving spacecraft in orbit and then reattching in mid-air. This satelittle was successfully launched by the United States. This is important because, it is going to change all other satllite launches for now on.
  • First Man to Orbit the Earth

    First Man to Orbit the Earth
    Yuri was the first man to orbit the earth. This is inportant because
    this proved that we could send a man/woman into space.
  • First U.S. Man in Space

    First U.S. Man in Space
    Albert Shepard was launched into space. This is inportant because it sort of sends Russia a message that we are just as capable as them and it gives us more confidence to lunch more people into space in the future.
  • First U.S. to Orbit the Earth

    First U.S. to Orbit the Earth
    John Glenn was the 1st U.S. man to orbit the Earth. The signifagence of orbiting the earth is that it lets us know that man
  • First Woman in Space

    First Woman in Space
    Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman on space. This is signifigent because in this time and in history men were doing everything and the woman were just house wifes, so for Valentina to go in space was a big accomplishment not only for her but for women.
  • First Spacewalk

    First Spacewalk
    Ed White made the first spacewalk and the first U.S. spacewalk. This is important because in helps us in the future by letting us know how to be able to fix the satellites and space crafts in space.
  • Gemini 7

    Gemini 7
    To demonstate a 2-week flight. This is inportant cause it will affect how other space crafts will be made because it was used to see how it wil affect the man.
  • Luna 9

    Luna 9
    Luna 9 was the first space craft to have a soft luna landing. It was sent by the Russians. The spacecraft landed on oceanus procellarum ( is a vast lunar mare on the western edge of the near side of the Earth's Moon). Luna 9 took pictures of the surface of the moon but these pictures werent released as soon as possible.
  • Soyuz 1

    Soyuz 1 was a manned spacecraft holding Vladimir Komarov. It was the first of the Soyuz. On its return back to Earth, technical problems caused a crash and the death of Vladimir. It was the first fatal space flight.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    To make further progress of landing men on the moon. This is importanrt becauseit helped in the future about how they are going to land on the moon and maybe other planets in the future.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 was the first flight that took men to the moon and was a project of the United States.
    This was a great achievement because the US had reached the moon before the Soviets.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. This is importanat because it lets us know that we can land on other planets such as venuc mercury mars and others.
  • Apollo 17 return from the moon

    Apollo 17 was the last or most recent moon landing by the United States. The crew consisted of Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. The mission took about 12 days and no one has returned to the moon since.