Space Timeline

  • First human in space

    First human in space
    Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. He was born on the 9 March 1934. He died on the 27 March 1968. He was killed with another pilot named Vladimir Seryogin. They died while they were on a routine training flight in a crash.
  • President Kennedy challenges the country

    President Kennedy challenges the country
    President Kennedy is the 35 U.S president. President Kennedy challenged the country to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. His greatest accomplishment is that he gave his famous civil rights address to the Americans to recognise their civil rights and make it a moral cause.
  • First women in space

    First women in space
    Valentina Nikolayeva Tereshkova became the first woman in space. Valentina is an engineer, Russian state duma and a former soviet
    cosmonaut. She is known as the youngest and first women in space.
  • First man to walk in space

    First man to walk in space
    While on his spacecraft, cosmonaut Alexi leonov became the first man to walk in space. He floated for 12 minutes and 9 seconds. Leonov died on 11 October 2019 after a long illness in Moscow.He was 85 and the last living member of the five cosmonauts in the Voskhod programme
  • Three astronauts were killed

    Three astronauts were killed
    Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed in an accidental fire in a command module on the launch pad. Ed White was the first american to walk on space. The Apollo series of missions would take american astronauts to the surface of the moon.
  • First men on the moon

    First men on the moon
    Neil Armstrong and "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men on the moon.
    They were both on the moon for 21 hours and 36 minutes. They were outside the lunar module and spent two hours taking photos and collected materials to be tested back to Earth.
  • Last men to walk on the moon

    Last men to walk on the moon
    Eugene Cernan and Harrison "Jack" Schmitt became the last men to walk on the moon. Schmitt was also a scientist astronaut to step on the moon. Cernan became the eleventh human being to walk on the Moon.
  • First African - American in space

    First African - American in space
    Guion Bluford became the first African-American in space.
    He is currently the President of the Aerospace Technology Group, in Cleveland Ohio.
  • First man to take an untethered space walk

    First man to take an untethered space walk
    Astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first man to take an untethered space walk. He floated completely away from the safety of the space shuttle with nothing but his manning unit to keep him alive. He was the first person to do it in history.
  • First Russian cosmonaut

    First Russian cosmonaut
    Sergei Krikalev became the first Russian cosmonaut to fly on a Space Shuttle. He is ranked as the third most person to be out in space. A total of 803 days.
  • First female shuttle pilot

    First female shuttle pilot
    Eileen Collins became the first female Shuttle pilot. She had a deep love to flying and loved airplanes since she was a kid. At the age of 19, she saved money from part time jobs to learn flying lessons.
  • Oldest man in space

    Oldest man in space
    John Glenn became the oldest man in space. Glenn's mission was delayed numerous times, leading to concern and anxiety. The only person to fly in both the Mercury and the Space Shuttle programs.
  • First tourist in space

    First tourist in space
    American Dennis Tito became the first tourist in space after paying the Russian space program $20,000,000. He parachuted on Earth on May 26 2001 ans then landed on the steps of Kazakhstan.
  • New space program

    New space program
    President Bush proposed a new space program that would send humans back to the moon by 2015 and establish a base to Mars and beyond. He was served as the 46 governor of Texas fro 1995 - 2000.
  • First teacher in space

    First teacher in space
    Space Shuttle Endeavor and a crew of seven blasted off with teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan aboard as a crew member. Morgan was the first teacher in space since the Challenger disaster in 1986. She then trained as a Mission Specialist, and flew on
    STS-118 in August 2007.