Space Race

  • Sputnik is launched into space

    Sputnik was launch by the U.S.S.S.R to scare the U.S.
    It was important because it made the space race more tense.
  • Dog in space

    Laika was launched into space on Sputnik 2.
    This was important because it put Russia ahed in the space race.
  • First succesful US satelite

    Explorer was launched into space.
    This told Russia that America can do what it does.
  • NASA is founded

    The US founded NASA to win the space race.
    It was important because NASA gave us most of our knowledge about space in later years.
  • First mokey in space

    Mrs. Baker was launched into space with Able another monkey.
    This was important because it allowed us to gather data of effects on the body in space.
  • First man to orbit Earth

    Yuri Gargin orbited Earth for Russia.
    This was important because Proved that humans can go into space.
  • First US man into space

    Alan Shepard went into space in Freedom 7.
    Allowed the US to be "tied" with Russia.
  • First US man to orbit Earth

    John Glen orbited Earth in Friendship 7.
    This Allowed the US to catch up to Russia.
  • First woman in space

    Valentina Tershkova went into space.
    Showed that woman can do what men can do.
  • First Spacewalk

    Alexey Leonov came out of his sapce shuttle for twelve minutes and nine seconds.
    This proved thatpeople can go out of the the space shuttle.
  • First U.S spacewalk

    Ed White went out of his shuttle on a tether and pushed himself with an oxegyn gun.
    This allowed the U.S to catch up to Russia in the space race.
  • Gemini 7

    Gemini 7 was launched with a crew to test the effects of orbit on people.
    Gave us information of the human body in space.
  • Apollo 8

    The crew left Earths gravity and were able to orbit the moon.
    This gave us data about the moon so we could go to the moon
  • First man on the moon

    Neil Armstrong went to the moon with two other memebers.
    This put the US ahead of Russia in the space race.