Space race

Space Race Timeline

By yari13
  • Luna 3

    Luna 3
    Luna 3 was equipped with a camera that pointed through an aperture at one end of the body. To prevent it going into orbit around the Sun, it was launched with a lower velocity than Luna 1, hence its three-day, rather than two-day, journey to the Moon.
  • Launching of Sputnik I

    Launching of Sputnik I
    The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball (58 cm.or 22.8 inches in diameter), weighed 83.6 kg. or 183.9 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    USSR launches Sputnik 2 which was 4 meters long and was the first to carry a living animal a dog names Laika. It was launched into a 212 × 1660 km (132 × 1031 mi) orbit with a period of 103.7 minutes.
  • Sputnik 3

    Sputnik 3
    Wass launched from Baikonur cosmodromer; it was a research satellite to explore the upper atmosphere and the near space.
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    It was the first spacecraft and man made object to orbit the sun. That was were the moon was found to have no detectable magnetic field.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    He was soviet pilot and a russian cosmonaut better known as first first human in space. Making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. And was medaled Hero of Soviet Union.
  • Alan B. Shepard

    Alan B. Shepard
    Alan B. Shepard was an american naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and NASA astronaut but also the first american in space. Ten years later he commanded the Apollo 14 mission and was the fifth person to walk on the moon.
  • Walter Schirra

    Walter Schirra
    Was an American test pilot, United States Navy officer. He is the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs, and logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space.
  • Apollo 17's return from the moon

    Apollo 17's return from the moon
    Landed on the moon December 11.
    One crew member would stay in the CM, which would orbit the Moon while the other two astronauts would take the LM down to the lunar surface.