Space Race Timeline

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    Space Race

  • Spudnik

    The Soviet Union created Spudnik the first satallite that collected information from space.
  • Nasa

    President Eisenhower made a bill to Congress to create NASA.
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1 is launched by the USSR.
  • Tiros 1

    Tiros 1, was first successful weather satellite launched.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin orbits the Earth once and becomes the first man in space.
  • NASA selects

    NASA selects its second group of astronauts.
  • Valentia Tereshkova

    Cosmonaut Valentia Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
  • Images of the Moon.

    Ranger 7 transmits the first close range images of the Moon.
  • images of Mars

    Mariner 4 returns close ranger images of Mars.
  • Luna 9

    Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to soft-land on the Moon.
  • Vladimir Komarov

    Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is killed when the parachutes of his Soyuz 1 capsule fail to open properly following re-entry.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, dies in a plane crash.
  • first men to walk on the Moon

    Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon while crewmate Michael Collins orbits around the Moon alone.