Space Race

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  • Sputnik

    Sputnik is launched by the Soviets.
  • 1st Animal in Space (Sputnik 2)

    1st Animal in Space (Sputnik 2)
    The first animal in space, also being Russian, was a dog named Laika. She was launched on Sputnik 2.
  • NASA

    NASA is founded.
  • Mercury 7

    Mercury 7
    The Mercury 7 astronauts are selected by NASA to fly in the Mercury program.
  • Tiros

    The first succesful weather satellite is launched. It was called Tiros 1.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    Yuri Gagarin becomes the firs t man and the first Russian in space.
  • 1st American in Space. (Freedom 7)

    1st American in Space. (Freedom 7)
    Alan Shepard is launched into space. Sub-orbital flight. He was the first American in space. His flight lasted about 15 minutes. He was aboard a Redstone rocket.
  • Gus Grissom

    Gus Grissom
    Gus Grissom, the second American in space, almost drowns when he lands in the ocean.
  • 1st Woman in Space

    1st Woman in Space
    The first woman is sent to space. She was Russian and her name as Valentina Tereshkova.
  • 1st Spacewalk

    1st Spacewalk
    The first space walk was done by a Russian man named Alexei Leonov. His walk lasted 12 minutes.
  • Luna 10

    Luna 10
    Luna 10 becomes the first satellite to ever orbit the moon,
  • First Picture of the moon

    First Picture of the moon
    The Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first picture of the moon.
  • Apollo

    Apollo 1 fire occurs. Delays spaceflight. 3 men are killed: Robert Chaffee, Gus Grissom, and Ed White.
  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    Known as the "Successful Failure," and NASA's finest hour. The crew consisted of three men: Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert (originally Kent Mattingly,) and Fred Haise, There was an explosion and they did not land on the moon. They returned home upon the Lunar Module.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    The first man on the moon was American and his name was Neil Armstrong.