Space race

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    Space Race

  • Launching of sputnik 1

    Launching of sputnik 1
    It was the first artificial satellite to be put into earth orbit.It was launched into elliptical low by the USSR. It helped to identify uppper space atmospheric layer.
  • launching of suptnik 2

    launching of suptnik 2
    It was the second spacecraft sent into the earths orbit.It carried a living animal to the space it was a dog named laika. It is belived that Laika servied only for few hours instead of ten days as it was planned.It decayed and reenterd earth's atmosphere on 14th april 1958 after 162 days in the orbit.
  • launchiung of suptnik 3

    launchiung of suptnik 3
    It was a research satellite to explore the upper atmostpher and near space.
  • US Pioneer 1 was launghed

    US Pioneer 1 was launghed
    It was the first spacecraft launched by NASA.It was the second and most sucessful of the three Thor-Able space probes.It didn't reach the moon as plannned because of the programming error in the upper stage but it did return data near earth space environment.
  • US launches Discoverer XIV

    US launches Discoverer XIV
    It is the first equipped spy camera.It was launched into a polar (north-south) orbit.Its film bucket was successfully retrieved two days later by a C-119 Flying Boxcar transport plane. This was the first successful return of photographic film from orbit.
  • First man sent to the space

    First man sent to the space
    Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth once and was the first man in the outer space. He made 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft.
  • US John Glenn orbits the earth three times

    US John Glenn orbits the earth three times
    He was the first American to orbit the earth.He was nearyl fove hours in the space. He landed saftly in the Atlantic ocean. He orbited the Earth in Friendship 7 in 1962.
  • US Walter Schirra orbits the earth six times

    US Walter Schirra orbits the earth six times
    Schirra was the fifth American and the ninth human to ride a rocket into space. He was the first person to go into space three times.He was the third a American to orbit the earth.
  • First space walk

    First space walk
    Alexei Leonov spends twelve minutes outside of his Voskhod spacecraft performing the first spacewalk.The space walk lasted for 20 minutes, The spacecraft that took him to spacec was Voskhod spacecraft.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    It was the first manned mission in the Apollo space program.. The crew consisted of Commander Walter M. Schirra, Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele, and "Lunar Module Pilot" R. Walter Cunningham
  • Apollo 8 was launched

    Apollo 8 was launched
    It was the first human spaceflight to leave earths orbit.It took three days to travel to the moon.It orbited ten times over the time of 20 hours.Apollo 8's successful mission paved the way for Apollo 11 to fulfill U.S. President John F. Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s.
  • Apollo 11 was launched

    Apollo 11 was launched
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin were the first men to walk on the surface of the moon,This mission was carried out by United States.They spend 21 hours and 31 minuted on the moon.
  • Apollo 13 was launched

    Apollo 13 was launched
    It was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo program.It was sucesfully launched to the moon but the landing had to be aborted after an orygen tank explosion.
  • Apollo 14 was launched

    Apollo 14 was launched
    It was the eight manned mission in American Apollo program. It was the third mission that had sucesfully landed on the moon. Alan Shepard famously hit two golf balls on the lunar surface. with a make-shift club he had brought from Earth. They spent about 33 hours on the moon.
  • US Apollo 17's return from the moon

    US Apollo 17's return from the moon
    It was the eleventh and the final manned mission on the american apollo space program.The crew were Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt.