Space Race/ Exploration

  • Sputnik 1

    U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite
    Space Race begins
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    Space Race/ Exploration

  • Yuri Gagarin

    First human being into space
  • Project Mercury, Alan Shepard

    First U.S. citizen to go into space
  • Project Mercury, John Glenn

    First U.S. citizen to orbit Earth
  • Mariner 2

    explored Venu's atmosphere
  • Project Apollo, Neil Armstrong

    First U.S. citiezen, and person to land on the moon, said" One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
  • Pioneer 10

    sent photos of Jupiter to NASA, was the first space probe past asteroid belt
  • Mariner 10

    took the first good picture of Mercury's surface
  • Viking 1

    mapped the surface of Mars, and searched for life on Mars
  • Venera

    a Soviet space probe took a picture of Venus's suface
  • Magellan

    mapped Venu's surface, and returned data on Venu's atmosphere
  • Magellan

    imaged crates, lava, domes, and great rifts/ cracks on Venus's surface