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Space, the Final Frontier

By aagmmm
  • Sputnick 1

    Sputnick 1
    The Soviet satellite "Sputnick 1" is the first object sent into space and to sucessfully orbit the Earth.
  • Space Dog

    Space Dog
    The first "Earthling" a Soviet dog named Laika was successfully sent into space.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    The first United States satellite to orbit the Earth- "Explorer 1"- is launched.
  • NASA

    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is formed.
  • First US Citizen in Space

    First US Citizen in Space
    Alan Shepard becomes the first United States citizen in space.
  • First Person in Space

    First Person in Space
    Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space. (He orbits the Earth)
  • US Citizen Orbit

    US Citizen Orbit
    Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first US citizen to orbit the Earth.
  • Moon Walk

    Moon Walk
    Apollo 11 crew member Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon. His fellow crew member Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is right behind him, making him the second man to walk on the moon.
  • Voyager 2

    Voyager 2
    Voyager 2, the first space probe to fly by the four gas giant planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune - is launched.
  • 1st Space Shuttle

    1st Space Shuttle
    The first American space shuttle is launched. This is the first "re-usable" space craft in history.
  • Challenger Explosion

    Challenger Explosion
    The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take-off, killling all of its crew members including the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe.
  • Hubble Telescope

    Hubble Telescope
    The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into orbit around the Earth.
  • Pathfinder

    The un-manned American space probe, "Pathfinder" lands on Mars and begins its sucessful exploration of the planet.
  • ISS

    Human habitation in the International Space Station begins.
  • Columbia Explosion

    Columbia Explosion
    The space shuttle Colimbia exploded upon re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.