Space Race

Timeline created by manni94
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Silviate union sent this union into space for the first time to tell everyone that american could send something into space. It was the first American to orbit the earth.
  • Launch first female dog into space

    Launch first female dog into space
    The Soviet UNion launches a female dog into space on Sputnik 2. Her name was Laika, which means ,"Barker" in Russian. She lives for 7 days, proving that animasl can live in space.
  • Launch Explorer 1

    Launch Explorer 1
    The first american sattelite to reach orbit, is launched. It carried scientific equiptment that lead th the dicovery of the Van Allen radiation belt.
  • First human in Space

    First human in Space
    Yuri Gargarin become the first man in space. Vostok 1 shook wildly during but gargin did not use the key. Once he was low enough. He enjected and used a parachute
  • First American in space, Freedom 7

    First American in space, Freedom 7
    The United States sends astrounout Alan Shepord on a 15- minute, 28-seond sub-orbit flight abord Freedom 7.
  • First American to orbit the earth 3 times

    First American to orbit the earth 3 times
    John Glenn makes first U.S. manned orbit flight abourd Murcurey 6
  • First women in space

    First women in space
    Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first women to fligh into space.
  • John F. Kennedy launches reasearch program

    John F. Kennedy launches reasearch program
    In a speech before congress, Presedent John F. Kennedy announces that an American will land on the moon and return back to the Earth before the end of the decade.
  • First soft landing on the moon

    First soft landing on the moon
    The unmanned Soviet Spacecraft Luna 9 makes the first soft landing on the moon.
  • Apalo 1 astronauts dye in fine

    Apalo 1 astronauts dye in fine
    All three astrounausts for NASA's Apallo 1 mission suffocate from smoke inholation a cabin fire during a launch pad test.
  • Apollo 11 lands on the moon and back safely

    Apollo 11 lands on the moon and back safely
    Six years after U.S. Presedent John F. Kennedy's assasination, the apallo 11 crew lands on the moon, fullfilling his promise to American by the end of the decade and return him safely back to Earth