Space Race

Timeline created by bul10
  • Sputnik 1

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    It was the first launched artificial satelite in the world. It was about the size of a beachball. This sent the soviets far ahead in the Space Race.
  • The Explorer

    space The explorer was launched by the United States. It was the first satelite from the United states to reach orbit. This was very important to both the country and the United States.
  • Explorer 2

    google Explorer 2 is launched by Jupitor-C rocket but unfortinately it didn't reach orbit. This was a little set back because it didn't make it into orbit. This lead to the creation of NASA later in the Space Race.
  • NASA

    google During the competition between the Soviets and the United States The National Aeronautic and Space Program {NASA} was created.
  • Soviets launch man in space

    spaceSoviets launch Yuri Bagarin into space. He orbited the Earth once and becomes the first man in space. This was a big leap for the Soviets in the Space Race.
  • President has speech

    space President John F. Kennedy has a speech about the first man landing on the moon and it was about what the future was for further space exploration.
  • Second group of astronauts

    NASA selects its second group of astronauts known as "The New Nine." The group was required to boost the original "Murcury 7."
  • Luna 10

    google Soviets launch Luna 10 and its the first satelilte to orbit the moon. This helped the Soviets in the Space race.
  • Astronaut Killed

    google Astronaut Edward Givens is killed in an automobile accident on June 6, 1967 in Houston, Texas.
  • First Person to Walk the Moon

    google Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin are the first men to walk on the moon fro the United States. This helped the United States tromendousely in the Space Race.