Space Race

  • Launching Sputnik

    Launching Sputnik
    The Russians sent a satelite into space and it freaked Americans out because they weren't sure what it was.
  • Period: to

    Space Race

  • First Animal in Space

    First Animal in Space
    Sputnik 2 was the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit, on November 3, 1957, and the first to carry a living animal, a dog named Laika. Who died because of heat and stress.
  • First US satellite; detection of Van Allen belts

    First US satellite; detection of Van Allen belts
    Detection of Van Allen belts, which is a torus of energetic charged particles around Earth, which is held in place by Earth's magnetic field.
  • Weather Satelite

    Weather Satelite
    The weather satellite is a type of satellite that is primarily used to monitor the weather and climate of the Earth. And we put it up there.
  • Human in Orbit

    Human in Orbit
    Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet Pilote and Cosmonaut. And he was the first person in space
  • Alouette 1

    Alouette 1
    Alouette 1 was Canada's first satellite, and the first satellite constructed by a country other than the USSR or the United States.
  • First Woman in space

    First Woman in space
    Valentina Tereshkova was a Soviet Cosmonaut, and the first woman in space.
  • Space Rendezvous

    Space Rendezvous
    Rendezvous was first successfully accomplished by US astronaut Wally Schirra on December 15, 1965, who maneuvered the Gemini 6A spacecraft within 1 foot of its sister craft Gemini 7.
  • Venera 3

    Venera 3
    The Russians sent a probe that landed on venus.
  • In-Orbit Rendezvous and Docking

    In-Orbit Rendezvous and Docking
    Gemini 8, under the command of Neil Armstrong, rendezvoused and docked with an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    The first to be captured by and escape from the gravitational field of another celestial body; and the first crewed voyage to return to Earth from another celestial body
  • Man on Moon

    Man on Moon
    Americans beat Russians to the moon.
  • Saylut 1

    Saylut 1
    Salyut 1 was the first space station of any kind, launched by the USSR.
  • Geostationary communications satellite

    Geostationary communications satellite
    The Anik satellites are geostationary communications satellites launched by Telesat Canada for television in Canada. And the Canadians sent it up.
  • Apollo 17's return from moon

    Apollo 17's return from moon
    Eleventh and final manned mission in the American Apollo space program.