Space Race

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  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The USSR launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit earth.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    The first animal in space was a dog named Laika
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    The first successful satellite launched by the US.
  • NASA

    The US congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Mercury-Redstone 2

    Mercury-Redstone 2
    Ham the Chimp was sent into space with the goal of suborbital space by the US.
  • First man in space

    First man in space
    Yuri Gagarin was launched into orbit and became the first man in space, he completed 1 orbit.
  • JFKs Speech

    JFKs Speech
    JFK announced his goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade.
  • Friendship 7

    Friendship 7
    John Glenn was the first American man to orbit earth. He orbited 3 times before returning to Earth.
  • First Spacewalk

    First Spacewalk
    The first EVA was performed by Alexei Leonov who spent 12 minutes and 9 secs outside of theVoskhod 2 spacecraft.
  • First Spacewalk by US

    First Spacewalk by US
    Ed White was the first US astronaut to perform EVA.
  • Worlds First Rendezvous

    Worlds First Rendezvous
    Completed by James Lovell and Frank Borman on Gemini 7 and Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford on Gemini 6-A
  • Gemini 9 plane crash

    Gemini 9 plane crash
    A NASA T-38 crashes killing Elliot See and Charles Basset.
  • Gemini 8

    Gemini 8
    The first successful dual launch and docking completed by Neil Armstrong and David Scott.
  • Gemini 12

    Gemini 12
    Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin demonstrated that astronauts can work outside of a spacecraft.
  • Apollo 1

    Apollo 1
    During the launch rehearsal there was a cabin fire that killed Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    The first three-person American Crew to launch in space. Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele, Walter Cunningham was the crew.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Frank Borman , James Lovell,and William Anders were the first to orbit the Moon and return to Earth.
  • Apollo 9

    Apollo 9
    The first flight of the full Apollo spacecraft with the command and service module with the Lunar module. The crew was James McDivitt, David Scott and Russell Schweickart.
  • Apollo 10

    Apollo 10
    The "dress rehearsal' for the moon landing. The crew was Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    The first space flight that landed humans on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men on the Moon accompanied by Michael Collins.