Space Timeline

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  • First spotting of the moon through a telescope by Galileo Galilei

    First spotting of the moon through a telescope by Galileo Galilei
  • Robert H. Goddard launches first liquid fueled rocket

  • Hermann Oberth Launches first personal rocket with students

  • First German military liquid fueled rockets developed

  • Soviet Union launches first rocket of their own

  • First reasearch flight launched by the U.S captured by the V-2 space rocket

  • first animals sent to space by the U.S

  • First artificial satallite put into space that brings back signals to earth launched by the USSR

  • First animal launched into orbit, dog named Laika launched by USSR and did not return alive

    First animal launched into orbit, dog named Laika launched by USSR and did not return alive
  • First ballistic missle produced by the USSR

  • the first American satellite is launched

  • Luna 1, Luna 2 and Luna 3 are sent to the Moon

  • Echo communications satellite is launched

  • Yuri Gagarin is the first man in space

  • John Glenn is the first American to orbit the Earth. Mariner 2 reaches Venus.

  • Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman in space

  • Aleski Leonov is the first man to walk in space. American spacecraft Mariner 4 flies past Mars. France launches its first satellite.

  • The first space docking takes place. Luna 9 lands on the Moon.

  • Mariner 5 flies past Venus

  • Apollo 8 orbits the Moon

  • Men land on the Moon. Both Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 reach the Moon. Venera 5 and Venera 6 reach Venus.

  • China launches its first satellite. Japan launches its first satellite. Venera 7 lands on Venus.

  • Mariner 9 photographs Mars. Apollo 14 and Apollo 15 reach the Moon. Britain launches its first satellite.

  • Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 reach the Moon. Pioneer 10 becomes the first spacecraft to fly through the Asteroid Belt.

  • Pioneer 10 flies past Jupiter

  • American spacecraft Mariner 10 flies past Mercury

  • India launches its first satellite

  • The American Viking probes land on Mars

  • Pioneer Venus 1 and Pioneer Venus 2 reach Venus

  • Pioneer 11 reaches Saturn

  • India launches a satellite. Voyager 1 reaches Saturn

  • The first space shuttle, Columbia is launched

  • Space shuttle Discovery is launched

  • Venera 13 and Venera 14 land on Venus. Vega 1 and Vega 2 land on Venus.

  • Venera 15 and Venera 16 reach Venus. Space shuttle Challenger is launched. Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

  • Vega 1 and Vega 2 reach Venus. Space shuttle Atlantis is launched.

  • Challenger space shuttle explotion

    Challenger space shuttle explotion
  • Voyager 2 reaches Uranus. Mir space station is launched. Space shuttle Challenger explodes. Giotto spacecraft flies past Haley's comet.

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    1609-1956

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    1957-1980

  • Period: to

    1981-2014

  • Period: to

    1981-2014