Space race

Space Race

  • Launching Of Sputnik 1

    Launching Of Sputnik 1
    This was the world's first artificial satelite launched by the Soviet Union and it was the size of a beach ball. This marked the beginning of the space race. Took about 98 minutes to orbit the the Earth on its elliptical path.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    USSR launches Sputnik 2 which carried a small dog named Laika into orbit.
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    Luna 1 is launched by the Soviet Union and is the first man made object to orbit the sun.
  • The Mercury Seven

    The Mercury Seven
    NASA chose these sevene men which are also called the "Original Seven" These men were selected from man. They had many requirments and take many test.
  • Election of 1960

    Election of 1960
    John F. Kennedy is elected President of the U.S.A He was president during the Space Race and unfulenced and motivated the US to land a man on the moon.
  • President JFK is assassinated.

    President JFK is assassinated.
    He was shot in Dealey Plaza. Dallas Tx arounf 12:30 central time. This shocked the nation. Although there is still some debates wheather who and why did they shoot the president.
  • Alexei Leonov

    Alexei Leonov
    Alexei Leonov is the first ever to do a space walk. He spend 12 minutes out of his Voskhod spacecraft. He's still alive with 72 years.
  • Luna 9

    Luna 9
    The Soviet Union launches Luna 9 and becomes the very first spacecraft to soft-land on the moon They also transmitied photo data to Earth.
  • Luna 10

    Luna 10
    Becomes the first satilite to orbit the moon,
  • Apollo 1 mission

    Apollo 1 mission
    This was meant to launch in February 21st. So they were doing some test, When the three austranoits entered the capsule there seemed to be minor errors. Later in the testing the three men came on to speak saying there was fire. Of course they tried to get out but the door was jammed. They burned to death. Thuis mission was schedualed to be the first to land on the moon.
  • Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov

    Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov
    Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is killed when the parachutes of his Soyuz 1 capsule fail to open properly following re-entry. He crashed into the earth. He yellled and cursed the ones that put him in that space craft. This is terribly shocking.
  • Zond 5

    Zond 5
    Zond 5 is launched. It carried a biological payload around the Moon and returned to Earth six days later. This spacecraft included two turtles.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders begin the first manned journey from the Earth to the Moon. On Christmas Eve they take turns reading Genesis in a broadcast heard around the world. The saved ''1968''
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    This was the first mission to land on the moon and return to earth succesfully. The first man to land on the moon was Neil Armstrong follwed by Buzz Aldrin while Michael Collins orbits around the Moon alone. Also these american astronauts were the first to bring samples from the moon,The US wins the space race.
  • Apollo 17's return to the moon.

    Apollo 17's return to the moon.
    This Apollo mission consisted of a Command Module (CM) and a Lunar Module (LM). The CM and LM would separate after lunar orbit insertion. One of the crew member would stay in the CM, which would orbit the Moon. And other two would take the LM down to the lunar surface. After exploring the surface, setting up experiments, taking pictures, getting rock samples,the astronauts would return to the CM to get back to Earth