Space race

Space race Astronomy

  • First satellite in space by USSR

    First satellite in space by USSR
    In October 4th 1957 during the cold war. The Soviet union (or USSR) launched it's first satellite into space, which shocked americans, they believed if they could launch satellites into space they could also launch nuclear weapons. Many americans wanted the U.S. to be the first to reach this scientific height first. With this satellite being launched so began the space race.
  • First animal in space by USSR

    First animal in space by USSR
    The USSR had sent the first animal into space, it's name was Laika. It's mission was to orbit the earth on Sputnik two, sputnik two orbited the earth for five months and Laika had died. During reentry both sputnik and Laika remains burned up on re-entry
  • First satellite in space by USA

    First satellite in space by USA
    The first satellite the United states sent off was the explorer 1 and sent off science instruments it was launched Jan 31 1958 from Cape Canaveral it was set to loop earth for 114 minutes
  • Creation of NASA

    Creation of NASA
    NASA was made to focus on technological research,and to catch up to the russians.
  • First animal in space by USA (Ham the chimp)

    First animal in space by USA (Ham the chimp)
    It was the first animal we had sent into space it's name was Ham the chimpanzee it flew suborbital flight on the Mercury-Redstone 2 mission. And unlike Laika the dog Ham survived his mission
  • First man in space by USSR

    First man in space by USSR
    The first man in space was named Yuri Gagarin from the Soviet union he and his vehicle Vostok 1 circled earth at a speed of 27,400 kilometers per hour his flight lasted for 108 minutes.
  • The first american man in space

    The first american man in space
    Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 Mercury for a suborbital flight with no communication glitches. The flight lasted 15 minutes he was the second man in space.
  • JFK's speech and commitment to getting to the moon

    JFK's speech and commitment to getting to the moon
    Kennedy stood before congress proposing the idea to take man to the moon and safely bring them back. Not many people were impressed 58% of americans were against the idea
  • First man to orbit Earth by USA

    First man to orbit Earth by USA
    John Glenn was a NASA astronaut who made history by being the first american to orbit the earth.
  • Gemini 1

    Gemini 1
    Gemini 1 had no one on board the spacecraft the orbital test of the Titan 2 launch vehicle, the Gemini spacecraft structural integrity, and the launch vehicle-spacecraft compatibility.
  • Gemini 2

    Gemini 2
    The Titan 2 rocket, Gemini 2 was the last unmanned test flight for the Gemini Program. The suborbital flight lasted 18 minutes and was a success.
  • First man to do an EVA by USSR

    First man to do an EVA by USSR
    The first EVA was performed by Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov who spent 12 minutes and 9 seconds outside the Voskhod 2 spacecraft.
  • Gemini 3

    Gemini 3
    Gemini 3 was the first crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series. It was piloted by astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John Young.
  • First man to do an EVA by USA

    First man to do an EVA by USA
    During the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to conduct a spacewalk.Something noteworthy is that on the third orbit when White opened the hatch and used the hand-held maneuvering oxygen-jet gun to push himself out of the capsule.
  • Gemini 9

    Gemini 9
    The original crew for Gemini 9, command pilot Elliot See and pilot Charles Bassett, were killed in a crash there was a short circuit in a servo control circuit.
  • Apollo 1 crew

    Apollo 1 crew
    The interior of the Apollo 1 Command Module, which was filled with pure oxygen, ignited during a devastating flash fire on Jan. 27, 1967, which killed the three crew members trapped inside which were Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    After 163 orbits and a flight that lasted 10 days and 20 hours, the crew landed in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda. All three crew members had head colds for most of their time in orbit, the flight was considered a complete success, achieving virtually all of its objectives.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit and the first human spaceflight to reach the Moon. The crew orbited the Moon ten times without landing, and then departed safely back to Earth.
  • Apollo 9

    Apollo 9
    The main mission objectives of Apollo 9 were to evaluate crew operations of the lunar module and to demonstrate docked vehicle functions in an earth-orbit mission, verifying that the combined spacecraft was ready for lunar flight.
  • Apollo 10

    Apollo 10
    Apollo 10 was on the back side of the moon when it was injected into a trans-Earth trajectory. After a midcourse correction, and command and service module separation, Apollo 10 got back into Earth's atmosphere. It took a few days to do the mission.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 is when we got astronauts on the moon Neil Armstrong and Bull Aldrin and one more astronaut Michael Collins but he stayed back on the space craft. Apollo 11 landed in the pacific ocean about 1,400 km (900 miles) west of Hawaii on July 24.