Space timeline

  • First object successfully sent into space

    First object successfully sent into space
    The Soviet union sent the first succesful satellite to orbit the earth, the sputnik 1.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    Explorer 1 is the first US satelite to orbit the earth.
  • NASA

    The US forms the National Aeronatics and Space Administration in response to the Soviet Union
  • First person off earth

    First person off earth
    Yuri Gagaarin is the first human in space
  • US goes into space

    US goes into space
    Alan Shepard is the first American citizen to go into space
  • Friendship 7

    Friendship 7
    John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin were the first two people on the moon
  • Rocket launch

    Rocket launch
    First succesful Shuttle is launched
  • Challenger explosion

    Challenger explosion
    The Challenger space shuttle explodes after takeoff.
  • ISS

    The international Space Station is first inhabited by humans