Space timeline

  • Sputnic

    Sputnic
    The first satellite sputnic orbits the earth. This is a Soviet Satellite. The carrier rocket is was the Sputnic rocket. This was a artificial satellite.
  • Vangard

    Vangard
    America's first atempt to get into space fails.
  • Explorer-1

    Explorer-1
    The Explorer-1 is the first american satellite to reach space. The carrier rocket is the Juno-1. This was a artificial satellite .
  • NASA

    NASA
    NASA is created.
  • Strelka and Belka

    Strelka and Belka
    The first animals to survive in space were Strelka and Belka aboard the Sputnic 5. THe carrier rocket was the Vostok k.
  • First man in space

    First man in space
    Yuri Gagarin Becomes the first man in space. He orbits the earth once and then saftley returns to earth.
  • First american to orbit the earth

    First american to orbit the earth
    John Glenn becomes the first american to orbit the earth.
  • Ariel

    Ariel
    The first british satellite ariel was launched. The carrier rocket was a Thor Delta.
  • Mariner 2

    Mariner 2
    The first venus probe mariner 2 takes close up pictures of Venus. The carrier rocket is the Atlas Agenda B.
  • First woman in space

    First woman in space
    Valentina Nikdayeva becomes the first woman in space.
  • Mariners 3 and 4

    Mariners 3 and 4
    Mariner 3 failes to reach Mars on a flyby mission, but on November 28 Mariner 4 reaches Mars and successfully takes 21 pictures. The carrier rocket is the Atlas Agenda D.
  • First man to walk in space

    First man to walk in space
    Alexey leonov becomes the first man to walk in space.
  • photogaphing the darkside

    photogaphing the darkside
    The Zond 3 takes the first pictures of the dark side of the moon. The carrier rocket is the SL 61A 2 E.
  • Impact on the Venus surface

    Impact on the Venus surface
    The first impact on Venus's surface happend when the Soviet 2100 11 impacted Venus gathering information on the way down before hitting the surface. The launch vehicle was the venera 3.
  • Landing on the moon

    Landing on the moon
    The Luna 9 is the first spacecraft to land on the moon.
  • The Surveyor 1

    The Surveyor 1
    The Surveyor-1 became the first american spacecraft to land on the moon. The carrier rocket was a Atlas Centaur.
  • The Orbiter 1

    The Orbiter 1
    The Orbiter 1 was the first space craft to orbit the moon it tried to find places where apollo and surveyor spacecrafts could land.
  • The first apollo death

    The first apollo death
    The apollo 1 fails and a astronaght dies
  • Venera 3

    Venera 3
    The venera 3 is the first space craft to transmit data about venus it transmited data about the atmosphere. The carrier rocket was the Tyazheliy Sputnik.
  • The Surveyor 5

    The Surveyor 5
    The Surveyor 5 find top soil on the moon made out of basaltic rock. The carrier rocket was a Atlas Centuar.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    Apollo 7 was the first manned apollo mission. It was a orbital mission. The carrier rocket was the satern 1B.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Three in the apollo 8 are the first men to orit the moon. This mission is the first use of the Satern V rocket.
  • Venera 5 and 6

    Venera 5 and 6
    Venera 6 lands on the venus on January 10. Venera 5 and 6 both had soft landings on Venus. Venera 5 and 6 had scientific instraments for exploring venus. The carrier rocket was the Tyazheliy Sputnik.
  • Mariner 6 and 7

    Mariner 6 and 7
    Mariner 6 and 7 which was launched on march 27 were identical, they took pictures of mar's craters but didn't photograph any canyons or volcanoes. THe carrier rocket was a Atlas Centaur.
  • Walking on the moon

    Walking on the moon
    After traveling to the moon, Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon. He stays there for 90 minutes conducting expiraments. The carrier rocket is the Saturn V.
  • The first remote controlled robot

    The first remote controlled robot
    The soviet robot Lunokhod 1 landed on the moon it was the first remote controlled robot to land on a planet or moon. The Luna 17 carried Lunokhod 1.
  • The Venera 7

    The Venera 7
    The Venera 7 became the first probe to land on Venus. The carrier rocket was the Molniya Booster.
  • The first space station salyut

    The first space station salyut
    The space station, Salyut was the firsy space station ever. It was a Soviet space station and the carrier rocket was proton rocket.
  • Mars 3

    Mars 3
    Mars 3 made a soft landing on Mars. It had a lander on it to explore mars.
  • Apollo 15

    Apollo 15
    Apollo 15 was a rover mission, after reaching the moon two astronauts traveled over the moon on a rover. The carrier rocket was a Satern V rocket.
  • Mariner 9

    Mariner 9
    THe Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft orbit anoter planet, Mars. It took pictures of volcanoes and mapped the entire planet. The carrier rocket was a Atlas Centuar.
  • Pioneer 10

    Pioneer 10
    The Pioneer 10 was launched it was the first Jupiter flyby mission it transmits images of Jupiter in 1989 of jupiter
  • The last mission to the moon.

    The last mission to the moon.
    Eugene Cernen and Harrison Jack Schmitt became the last men to walk on the moon in the Apollo 17 mission.
  • Mariner 10

    Mariner 10
    Mariner 10 goes on a flyby mission of Mercury and Venus. It is the only probe to take pictures of mercury.
  • Mars 6

    Mars 6
    Mars 6 successfully made a flyby mission and deployed a lander to explore mars. The carrier rocket was a Proton rocket.
  • Venera 9

    Venera 9
    The Venera 9 reaches Jupiters surface and begins transmitting the first images of it.
  • Viking 1 and 2

    Viking 1 and 2
    Viking 1 and 2 were both sent to explore mars, they were rovers. Both Vikings made it to mars successfully. Viking 2 was lanched on september 9 it discoversd water frost on mars. The carrier rockets were Titan/Centaur.
  • Voyager 1 and 2

    Voyager 1 and 2
    Voyager 1 and 2 where identical. Voyager 2 was launched on august 20. It was launched before Voyager 1 but voyager 1 got to its' location first. The Voyagers were launched to conduct studies of Jupiter and Saturn. Also to take pictures of them. The Voyager 2 probe reaches Uranus in 1986 and begin transmitting images of it. In 1989 the Voyager 2 reached Uranus and begain transmitting images of it.
  • Pioneer 11

    Pioneer 11
    Pioneer 11 takes close up pictures of Satern. It also takes pictures of Jupiter on a flyby mission (1/1/1975). The carrier rocket is a Atlas Centuar.
  • The STS Columbia

    The STS Columbia
    The first test flight of the STS Columbia space shuttle.This last 37 orbits around Earth
  • The first space walk on space shuttle

    The first space walk on space shuttle
    The first space walk on space shuttle happened on the STS Challenger space shuttle.
  • The untethered space walk

    The untethered space walk
    The first unteathered space walk off the STS challenger.
  • The challenger explodes

    The challenger explodes
    The space shuttle challenger explodes killing a school teacher and five others.
  • MIR space station

    MIR space station
    The first part of the MIR space station is launched into space. It is a Soviet space station.
  • Magellan

    Magellan
    The Magellan probe headed to Venus were it maped the entire planet and discovered many things.
  • The Hubble space telescope

    The Hubble space telescope
    The Hubble space telescope was deployed. It took lots of pictures of space, our solar system, and the milky way.
  • The Galileo probe

    The Galileo probe
    The Galileo probe started transmitting data from Jupiter to Earth.
  • The Mars Global Surveyor

    The Mars Global Surveyor
    The Mars Global Surveyor is launched and heads towards Mars were it successful and mapped Mars.
  • The Pathfinder

    The Pathfinder
    The Pathfinder successfully reached Mars and deployed a lander, wich explored Mars.
  • The International space station

    The International space station
    The first parts are added to the International space station.
  • Adding to the International space station

    Adding to the International space station
    Three more parts were added to the International space station over the year of 2001.
  • The Mars Odyssey

    The Mars Odyssey
    The Mars Oddessy was launched to find life forms on mars. It Successfully reached Mars later.
  • Adding to the International space station

    Adding to the International space station
    Four more parts were added to the International space station in 2001
  • Adding to the International space station

    Adding to the International space station
    Three more parts were added to the International space station in 2002.
  • The Mars Express

    The Mars Express
    The European space agency successfully sends the Mars express, to Mars. This send back high resolution pictures of Mars.
  • The Spirit

    The Spirit
    The Spirit rover was launched. It explored Mars for a very long time when it arrived.
  • The Opportunity

    The Opportunity
    The Opportunity rover was launched. It successfully reached Mars and found traces of water and clay.
  • The Cassini spacecraft

    The Cassini spacecraft
    The Cassini spacecraft sends back images to Earth of Saturns Rings.
  • The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was sent to Mars to find out if there was once water on Mars.
  • Adding to the International space station

    Adding to the International space station
    Two parts were added to the International space station in 2006.
  • Adding to the International space station

    Adding to the International space station
    Three parts were added to the International space station in 2007.
  • The Phoenix Mars Lander

    The Phoenix Mars Lander
    The Phoenix Mars lander was launched on a successful mission. To investigate the polar ice caps on Mars.
  • The Messenger Probe

    The Messenger Probe
    The Messenger Probe makes a final flyby of Mercury collecting data.
  • Adding to the International Space Station

    Adding to the International Space Station
    Four more parts were added to the International Space Station in 2008
  • The LCROSS

    The LCROSS
    The LCROSS was launched its' mission was to find ice/water on the moon.
  • The Curiosity

    The Curiosity
    THe Curiosity rover was launched to explore Mars.