Space race

  • Monkey in space

    Monkey in space
    This event was important because it was a way to investigate the biological effect of space traveling. Before human actually went into space they sent many animals into space. This happened because scientist wanted to see the effect of space travel. This kept going on between 1948-1961.
  • Spunik 1 launch

    Spunik 1 launch
    This event is improtant because it was the first artificial satellite that was launch into earth's orbit. It was launch by Russia (u.s.s.r) on October 4 1957. The satellite travelled at 18000 mph, and talking 96.2 minutes to complete an orbit.
  • Dog in space

    Dog in space
    Laika was the first dog in space. Laika was also the first dog to die in space. She most likely died from overheating. This event is important because it led way to new technology to be installed in space ships.
  • First US satellite successfully lanuch

    First US satellite successfully lanuch
    It was launched at Cape Canaveral, Florida, four mounths after Russia launch Sputnik 1 into orbit. It wieghed 18 pounds and was 80 inches long. This event is important because it was a way of showing that the United States are not giving up.
  • NASA founded

    NASA founded
    This event is important because NASA is the company that is expanding and is still expanding space knowledge. On October 1, 1958 was the official start of the National Acronautic and Space Administration (NASA). This new program that investigates space.
  • First man to orbit the Earth

    First man to orbit the Earth
    Yuri Gagarin was the first man to orbit the Earth. he was from the Soviet Union pilot and cosmonaut. After this travel he went through he got rewarded many awards like Hero of the Soviet Union. This event is important it led to the ability of going into space without overheat or other problems.
  • First US man in space

    First US man in space
    Alan Shepard was the first man in space. Before Alan went into NASA he was an Amrican naval alliaton test pilot, and flag officer. This event is important because he was the first American to make it in space and beat the Russians.
  • First US man to orbit the Earth

    First US man to orbit the Earth
    John Glenn was the first American man to orbit the Earth. He was a Marina corps fighter before he went into NASA. This event is improtant because it ment that the Americans were at the same level of technology as the Russians.
  • First woman in space

    First woman in space
    Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman in space. She was Russian. She got selected out of more than four hundred applicant. This event is important because she was the first woman and showed that women can do the samethings as men.
  • First space walk

    First space walk
    Alexei Leonov was the first man to do the space walk. He was Russian. He flew on the Voskhod spacecraft. The space walk lasted 10 minutes. This event is important because he was the first to actually went out of his spaceship and "walked" in outer space.
  • First US space walk

    First US space walk
    Edward H. White was the first American to do that space walk. He went into outer space on the Gemini 4 space mission. He lasted 23 minutes out of his ship in outer space. This event is important because this ment the United States is still almost on the same pace as the Russians in the space race.
  • Gemini 7

    Gemini 7
    This spaceship was the longest lasting ship in space at the moment. It last for 13 1/2 days in space and did 206 orbits. The crew of the ship were Frank F. Borman, and James A. Lovell.This event is important because it was the 12th manned (humman operated) American flight.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Apollo 8 was the second crewd mission in the Apollo space program. And also the first in being captured and escaped the moons gravitational pull. The crew of the ship was James Lovell, William Andres, Frank Borman. This event is important because this would be the first mission to actually make the journey to the moon.
  • 1st man on the moon

    1st man on the moon
    Neal Armstring was the first man on the moon. Before being in NASA he was in the United States Navy. He also servered in the Korean war. This event is important because he was the first man on the moon and was American.