Space Race

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  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    Launched by the Soviet Union and began the space race with the United States Was the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    The first American Satelillite to reach orbit, led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt.
  • Sputnick 3

    Sputnick 3
    USSR aunched was a automatic scientific laboratory spacecraft.
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    Launched by USSR, First manmade spacecraft to orbit the Sun.
  • Tiros 1

    Tiros 1
    First successful weather satellite, is launched.
  • First man in Space

    First man in Space
    From USSR first man to be in Space
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Second man overall. First American in Space. He commanded t Apollo 14 flight and became the fifth person to walk on the Moon.
  • Gus Grissom

    Gus Grissom
    His capsule is lost when it fills with water and sinks after splashdown.
  • First man to Space walk

    First man to Space walk
    Alexei Leonov, went outside of his Spacecraft for 12 minutes, and 9 minutes in mid space. When he was trying to get back in his suit inflatted.
  • Luna 10

    Luna 10
    First satellite to orbit the moon.
  • Venera 4

    Venera 4
    Transmits data about the atmosphere of Venus
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    First manned Spacecraft to orbit the Moon. They orbited 10 times, and the mission lasted for 3 days.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    First flight that took men to the moon and was a project of the United States.
  • Mariner 9

    Mariner 9
    Space orbiter that helped in the exploration of Mars.
  • Apollo–Soyuz

    First U.S-USSR joint mission is the last Apollo mission.