Space Race Timeline

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    Space Race

  • Launching of Sputnik I

    Launching of Sputnik I
    Sputnik was the first artificial satellite to put sent into the Earths orbit. It was Sent by the Soviet Union. This was the start of the Sputnik program.
  • Luna I was Launched

    Luna I was Launched
    Luna I was the first space craft to enter the moons orbit. It was launched by the Soviet union. This was also the start of the Luna program. The Soviet union was the first to send a space craft towards the moon.
  • First Weather Satellite

    First Weather Satellite
    Vanguard II is a satellite to orbit the earth. But this satellite was designed to measure the clouds in the daylight part of Earth in its orbit.
  • First man in space

    First man in space
    Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space. He compleated on orbit around the earth. The soviet beat the United States by about a month and a half.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Alan Shepard was the first american in space. Then 10 years later he was the fifth person to land on the mood in applo 14.
  • First active communication satellite

    First active communication satellite
    Telstar had various communication satellites. The first two Telstars were expermental. telstar 1 was launched on july 10,1962 and was successful
  • First Woman in Space

    First Woman in Space
    Vostok 6, of the Soviet Union, was the first human space craft to carry a woman,Valentina Tereshkova, into space. It also was the first to have the first civilian in space.
  • First Man to space walk

    First Man to space walk
    Alexey Leonov was a Soviet/Russian commander. He was the first man to walk in space. This walk in space was supposed to be held on the Vostok 11 but it was cancled. Instead it happened on Voskhod 2. He was out of the space craft for 12 minutes and 9 seconds.
  • Americas first space walk

    Americas first space walk
    On the Gemini 4 capsule was the first American man to float outside the space craft. Ed White had only spent three minutes in space when the fuel ran out and he had to go back inside the capsule.
  • Luna 10 orbits the moon

    Luna 10 orbits the moon
    Luna 10 was launched to the moon on March 31, 1966 from the Soviet Union. It was planned that Luna 10 would orbit the moon. On April 4, 1966 Luna 10 had compleated the first orbit around the mooon.
  • Man landing on the moon

    Man landing on the moon
    On July, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the first men to land on the moon. They were passangers from the American Apollo 11. The space craft spend 21 hours and 31 minutes on the moon.
  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    Appolo 13 was planned to land on the mood. The space craft was launched successfully toward the moon, but before landing the oxygen tank exploded. This caused for the ship the landing on the mood.
  • Mariner 9

    Mariner 9
    Mariner 9 helped out NASA on the exploration of Mars. America Launched it on May 30, 1971 and reached mars on November 13, 1971. This became the first space craft to orbit another planet.
  • Apollo 17's returns from the moon