Space Race

  • Sputnik

    First satellite sent into space.
  • Sputnik 2

    A larger version of Sputnik was sent into space carrying a dog, only a month after the first Sputnik was sent into space.
  • Explorer 1

    The US finally sent their first satellite into space.
  • Luna 3

    Luna 3 was the first sucessful spacecraft that was sent into space to circle the moon, and sent images to Earth.
  • Ham the Monkey

    Ham, the monkey was sent into space.
  • Ivan Ivanovich

    The Soviet Union sent a mannequin named Ivan Ivanovich into space to test the spacecraft and pressure suit.
  • Yuri Gaagarin

    Yuri was the first person sent into space.
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.
  • Valentina Tereshkova

    Russia is the first to send a women into space.
  • Voskhod 1

    V. M. Komarov, K. P. Feoktistov and B. B. Yegorov were the first people sent as a group into space.
  • Voshkod 2

    Pavel Belyayev and Alexei Leonov become the first two to spacewalk.
  • Gemini 4

    American Edward White the 3rd becomes the first to spacewalk.
  • Gemini 7

    Frank Borman and Jim Lovell set a record, at the time, for the longest time in space. They were in space for a total of 14 days.
  • Luna 10

    USSR launches the probe to achieve lunar orbit, the 1st object to do that.
  • Zond 5

    USSR sends Zond 5 to go around the moon and back to Earth.
  • Apollo 7

    After redesigning the Apollo series enters Earth's orbit test the spacecraft.
  • Apollo 8

    This will be the America's first manned orbit around the moon.
  • Apollo 11

    America finally reaches the moon, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren are the first and only men to walk on the moon.