Space Race

By miclab
  • Lanch of Sputnik 1

    Lanch of Sputnik 1
    First thing man made to ever go into space was done by the USSR. The satilitte was called Sputnik 1, and was up there to just to say they did it. It was built by a rocket sciencetist in a Russian jail. This shoked the U.S. greatly and got them moving in the Space Race. Some people thought that Sputnik 1 was really spying on them.
  • Sputnik 2: Laika

    Sputnik 2: Laika
    After Sputnik 2, USSR deicided to be the first people to send a living creature to space. They picked a highly trained dog in Laika to go up on November 3. Within minutes of space, she died of overheating and stress. The people that sent her up regret doing so soon after that.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    First American thing to go into space, around 4 months after the Russians. It was unmanned probe that was built by a former Nazi soilder. There was conversy about if it really went up due to the fact it had to go through the Van Allen radition belt.
  • Abel and Baker in space

    Abel and Baker in space
    These were to the two first animals sent into space by America, They were also the first animals that made it back alive from a space flight. They were shot 360 miles up into space and came down into the ocean.
  • First man in Space

    First man in Space
    Yuri Gagarin goes into space and orbits it. The USSR become the first people to put someone in space. Yuri was the best of the best and eventually one due to the smaller hieght. He would be promited to major right away and visited people across the world. He died eventually by a test flight to back into space.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Alan Shapard was the first American in space, going up for only 15 minutes then crashing down in the ocean. He had Zero Garvity for only 4 minutes and traveled for only 300 miles. He did't though have enough time to orbit the earth.
  • First American Orbit

    First American Orbit
    John Glenn becomes the first american to orbit the moon even after many Russians already did so. Losing the flight to Alan Shepard on the first flight, he orbited thee earth once then came back down.
  • First Women in Space

    First Women in Space
    The USSR but the first women in space 4 years after sending up the first person in space. She would orbit the earth about 48 times and spent 3 days in space. The next women to be space would be 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova.
  • First man to walk in space

    First man to walk in space
    The USSR was again the first to something with the first person to walk in space. He was out there for 12 minutes then decided to go back in, but the oxygen in his suit was too big. He got rid of it and went back in before he died.
  • Apollo 1

    Apollo 1
    Apollo one was a mission to go up to space, but during the practice burned up and killed the 3 astronaunts in the capsule. This would cause conservierty across the country and delayed NASA's goal of going to the moon for a year or two.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    Apollo 7 was the first manned flight after Apollo 1 over a year eariler. It was a to build up confidence to the NASA program and eventually go tot the moon. They landed back on earth 11 days later on October 22.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    The Apollo 8 was a huge step toward landing on the moon, including taking a huge risk by traveling around the moon 10 times and coming back. It was within 70 miles of the lunar surface, close enough to where they could take pictures of the moon.
  • Man on the Moon; Apollo 11

    Man on the Moon; Apollo 11
    The U.S. finally beat the USSR at something, being the first to put a man on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, including Neil's famous line, "A small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". The pictures people see were actually Buzz Aldrin, bacuse Neil Armstrong had the camera on his cheast.
  • Apollo 13: The Accident

    Apollo 13: The Accident
    Apollo 13 was supposed to be a mission to the moon, but failed due to oxygen failures on the 13th. They got them back with barely any oxygen and power left, coming home saftly.
  • Apollo 17: The final flight

    Apollo 17: The final flight
    This was the final flight ever to the moon, which consisted of two pilots and the only person on the moon that wasn't a pilot, a scientist. They wouldn't return back to the moon and focused on visiting other planets, like Mars. In 2020 America is supposed to go back to the moon.