Space race

Space Race

  • USSR Launches sputnik 1

    USSR Launches sputnik 1
    The first official satellite to be in Earth's orbit.
  • Laika the Dog

    Laika the Dog
    A soviet space dog that beccame the first animal to orbit our Earth.
  • Radiation Discovery

    Radiation Discovery
    Explorer 1 was the first American satellite to reach orbit , it carried equipment that lead to the discovery of radiation.
  • Vanguard 1 Satellite

    Vanguard 1 Satellite
    The Vanguard 1 satellite is launched and It functioned for 3 years.
  • NASA

    NASA is formed replacing the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    Luna 1 is launched and became the first man made thing to orbit the sun.
  • Luna 2

    Luna 2
    Luna 2 is launched and It hits the Moon on September 1and it was the first man-made object to do that.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    Yuri Gagarin orbits the Earth once and becomes the first man in space
  • Alan B. Shepard

    Alan B. Shepard
    Alan B. Shepard becomes the first American in space.
  • Mariner 2

    Mariner 2
    Mariner 2 flies past Venus and enters a solar orbit.
  • L. Gordon Cooper

    L. Gordon Cooper
    L. Gordon Cooper spends 34 hours in space. He is the last American to fly in space alone.
  • Venus 3

    Venus 3
    Venus 3 is launched. It becomes the first man made object to land on Venus
  • Luna 10

    Luna 10
    Luna 10 becomes the first satellite to orbit the Moon
  • Neil and Buzz

    Neil and Buzz
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon while crewmate Michael Collins orbits around the Moon alone.
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17
    Apollo 17's return from the moon