Space Race Timeline

  • Missile from Russia

    Launched Sputnik first man-made machine been put into earth orbit
  • NASA

    U.S launched its own satellite into orbit
  • The Moon

    The Soviets launched the Luna 02, first probe to hit the moon
  • First man in orbit

    Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit earth
  • Monkeys

    Were starting to send chimpanzees and held a final test for launch
  • First American

    Alan Sheperd became the first American in space
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 landed on the moon
  • Walking on the moon

    Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the moon and walk on it
  • Apollo 13

    The crew managed to survive after the explosion of the oxygen tank on the way to the moon