Space Race

  • Monkey in Space

    Monkey in Space
    Nasa sent Albert, a rehseus monkey, into space. He preformed tests to seewhat the effects of space would have on animals.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The Russians lauched the first artiffical satalite. This is kind o flike the beggining of the space race.
  • Dog in Space

    Dog in Space
    A Russian dog called Akira was sent into space. She was also testing, like Albert, the effects of space. She died in the process of what scientists thought was overheating.
  • First US Satalite Launched

    First US Satalite Launched
    A American satalite, called Explorer 1, was launched into space to orbit Earth. It was launched four months after the Russians sent up Sputnik. It seems to me like America is comeing back in the space race.
  • Nasa Founded

    Nasa Founded
    A space program called NASA was founded by America. This is America's way of fightining back in the space race.
  • First Man to Orbit Earth

    First Man to Orbit Earth
    A man named Yuri Gagarian, a Russian astronuat, flew inti space and orbited Earth. He collected information from space and he made it back safely.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Alan shepard, a American astronaut, flew into space . He showed that America can do what Russa can.
  • First American to Orbit Earth

    First American to Orbit Earth
    John Glen, a American astronaut, flew into spcae and obited Earth, collecting data. He made it back safely to, and showed that America could do the same things Russa could.
  • First Woman in Space

    First Woman in Space
    A Russian astronaut named Valentina Tereshkova flew into space to test the effects of space on a woman. She proved that woman could the same things men can do.
  • First Space Walk

    First Space Walk
    A Russian named Alexey Leonov boarded Voskhod 2 and was out for 12 minutes and 9 seconds. He went through alot of training for months to do this.
  • First American Spacewalk

    First American Spacewalk
    Ed White, a American astronaut, went into space and spacewalked. He was in space for 23 minutes and used a oxygen propulsion gun to move himself, but it ran out so he grabbed the ropes and pulled himself to the spaceship.
  • Gemini 7

    Gemini 7
    The crew of Gemini 7 launched into space and stayed there for 13 and a half days. the longest time ever recorded. This was a big step for man because 13 days is a lot of time in space, especillay in that cramped space.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    the crew of Apollo 8 went into space for about 4 days and orbited around the moon and landed on Christmas day. This was the first time anybody has gone out of earths orbit and to another body. They also broadcasted a show on Christmas evev and it was the biggest amount of viewers ever.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong (american) boarded Apollo 11 and flew to the moon. He sayed some famous words that were "This is one step for a man, one big leap for mankind." These words meant that mankind can do anything it dreams of.