Space race- our major events in space

Timeline created by skatergirl4ever
  • Sputnik launch

    Sputnik launch
    History changed when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, weighed a little under 200 pounds, and took about 100 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch started new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age .
  • Sputnik 2 launch

    Sputnik 2 launch
    The first animal in space was launched by the Soviet Union this was dog Aikia the Soviet's had no intension of bringing her bag.
  • Explorer 6 takes firt photo of Earth from orbit!

    Explorer 6 takes firt photo of Earth from orbit!
    Explorer 6 launched by N.A.S.A took the first photo of Earth from Space.
  • TIROS launch

    TIROS launch
    The TIROS Program was NASA's first experimental step to determine if satellites could be useful in the study of the Earth. when TIROS was launched the effectiveness of satellite observations was still unproven.
  • We can see you! Corona

    This was the first spy sattelite and it was launched by the U.S.
  • Sputnik 5

    The first animals and plants brought home alive from space. Sputnik 5 was launched by the Soviet Union.
  • First (Russian) women in space!

    Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space when she launched from Russia.
  • Mariner 4

    Mariner 4
    The U.S launched mariner 4 and made the first mars flyby.
  • Apollo 11- the first man on the moon!

    Apollo 11- the first man on the moon!
    "One small step for mad one giant leap for man kind."
    Apollo 11 delivered the first men to walk on the moon and yes they were from the U.S.
  • Mar 3 first Mars landing!

    The Soviet's landed Mar 3 on mars becoming the first country to land a space craft on Mars!
  • Apollo-16 launch

    Apollo-16 launch
    Apollo 16 lifted off onApril 16, 1972, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Three primary objectives were (1) to inspect, survey, and sample materials and surface features (2) activate surface experiments(3) conduct in-flight experiments and photographic tasks from lunar orbit. This is the fifth mission where we walked on the moon.
  • apollo 17 landing

    apollo 17 landing
    This marked the end of the Apollo space program and the last people on the moon; for a while anyway.
  • Mars-7 Launch

    The Mars 7 interplanetary station was intended to be a Mars lander. It consisted of a flyby bus and a descent module. The descent module was designed to enter the martian atmosphere but a malfunction on board caused the lander to miss the planet.
  • Apollo Soyuz Launch

    Apollo Soyuz Launch
    This was the first inernational manned mission in space. The U.S launched Apollo and the Soviet Union launched Soyuz.
  • STS-60

    STS-60
    The first shuttle flight of 1994 marked the first flight of Russian cosmonaut on a U.S. space shuttle as the first element in implementing an Agreement on NASA/Russian Space Agency Cooperation in Human Space Flight.