Brian's Space Race Timeline

Timeline created by bcoop913
In History
  • First Animal in Space/USA

    First Animal in Space/USA
    The US sent fruit flies in a V-2 rocket, to explore the effects of radiation.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    No astronauts were involved in this mission. It was the first man made satellite put into space.
  • First Animal in Space/USSR

    First Animal in Space/USSR
    The first animal space was a dog named Laika, which was apart of Sputnik 2 mission.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    Did not contain any astronauts in this mission. First mission that sent a U.S.A. satellite into space.
  • Creation of NASA

    Creation of NASA
    The U.S. congress passes legislation to create NASA in response of the USSR sending Sputnik to space.
  • First Man in Space/USSR

    First Man in Space/USSR
    The first man in space for the USSR was a man named Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin.
  • First Man in Space/USA

    First Man in Space/USA
    The first man in space for the USA was a man named Alan Shepard.He traveled in space in the Freedom 7 capsule.
  • First Man to Orbit Earth/USSR

    First Man to Orbit Earth/USSR
    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin also orbited around the Earth in the same mission that took him into space.
  • JFK's speech to get to the Moon

    JFK's speech to get to the Moon
    The Speech told Congress and the United States that the next big mission would to get the first man on the moon.
  • First Man to Orbit Earth/USA

    First Man to Orbit Earth/USA
    John Glenn was the first man to orbit the Earth for the US.
  • First EVA/USSR

    First EVA/USSR
    The first man to do a EVA for the USSR was named Alexei Leonov who spent 12 minutes out of his spacecraft.
  • First EVA/USA

    First EVA/USA
    The first man to do a EVA for the the US was named Ed White.
  • Gemini

    The mission achieved the first crewed rendezvous with another space craft.
  • Gemini 9

    Gemini 9
    In command pilot Elliot See and pilot Charles Bassett, were killed in a crash on February 28, 1966 while flying a T-38 jet trainer to the McDonnell Aircraft plant in St.
  • Apollo 1

    Apollo 1
    On January 27, 1967 when the crew of Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed in a fire in the Apollo Command Module during a preflight test at Cape Canaveral.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    The first 3 manned mission was launched,the first TV downlink from the spacecraft and hot food was available.