Space Race

Timeline created by thomp19
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Soviet Union launched satllite to launch warheads and started the Space Race
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    The Space Race

  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    First American satellite to reach orbit
  • NASA

    NASA was established to help with space exploration and Space Race
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    First man made object to orbit the sun.
  • The "Mercury Seven"

    The "Mercury Seven"
    First People selected by NASA to go into space.
  • Alan B Shepard

    Alan B Shepard
    First American in space, step for U.S.A. in Space Race
  • Yari Gagarin

    Yari Gagarin
    First person to in space and orbit the Earth once.
  • John F. Kennedy Space Speech

    John F. Kennedy Space  Speech
    Purposes to go to the Moon and come back.
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn
    Orbits Earth three times and becomes first person to do that.
  • Luna 9

    Luna 9
    Becomes first space craft to softland on the Moon
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin are the first people on the Moon, gathers Moon samples, ends the space Race