Space Race

  • Spuntnik 1

    Russia launched the very first artificail earth satilite. This was very important because this started the space race, a large part of the cold war.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2 carried a small dog named Laika into orbit. This was important because could prove that life can surive in space.
  • Sputnik 3

    Sputnik 3 was a satillite sent to explore the upper atmosphere.
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1 was the first spacecraft to reach the moon. Also was the firstman made object to orbit the sun.
  • Luna 2

    Luna 2 impacts moon begining the first man made object to do so.
  • Luna 3

    Luna 3 orbits the Moon and photographs 70% of its surface. It took pictures of the far side of the moon. Which at this time had never seen.
  • First Man In Space

    Yuri Gagarin orbits the Earth once and becomes the first man in space. The spacecraft was part of the Vostok programme in which six manned spaceflights were made from 1961 to 1963.
  • Vostok 2

    Gherman Titov spends a day in space aboard Vostok 2.The flight was an almost complete success, but the heater was turned off
  • First Women In Space

    Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space when she flew Vostok 6. She spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times.
  • The Souviet Union and America Team Up

    American Apollo spacecraft and The Soviet Soyuz spacecraft for the Soyuz 19 mission, reached orbit, making the first such team up between spacecraft from the 2 nations.