Space Travel

  • Sputnik 1, first object in space

    Sputnik 1, first object in space
    The U.S.S.R. launched the first man-made object into space.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    Sputnik 2 was in orbit for 7 days and was launched by the U.S.S.R. It was in orbit until April 13,1958.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    The Explorer One was the first U.S. satellite in obit.
  • Explorer 2

    Explorer 2
    The USA attempted to launch explorer two into obit with a Jupiter-C rocket and failed.
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    The U.S.S.R. launched the first man-made satellite into space to orbit the moon.
  • Tiros 1

    Tiros 1
    The U.S. finally successfully launched a weather satellite.
  • Discoverer XIV launched

    Discoverer XIV launched
    The first U.S. camera-equipped Corona spy satellite.
  • Vostok 1

    Vostok 1
    The U.S.S.R. launches Cosmonaut Yuri A. Gargarin into space as the first man in space. He orbited the moon one time.
  • Mercury Freedom 7

    Mercury Freedom 7
    The United States launched the first Astronaut into space in a suborbital flight. His name was Alan B. Shepard.
  • Vostok 6

    Vostok 6
    Vostok 6 took the first woman, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentia Tereshkova, into space and orbited the Earth 48 times.
  • U.S. Ranger 7

    U.S. Ranger 7
    The Ranger 7 went up into space and took the first ever close-range photographs of the moon.
  • Gemini 4

    Gemini 4
    Edward White II was the first man to walk from Gemini 4. He's American.
  • Soviet Luna 9

    Soviet Luna 9
    Luna 9 was the first spaceship to soft-land on the moon.
  • Soviet Venera 3

    Soviet Venera 3
    It impacted on venus and was the first rocket to reach another planet. Sadly, the rocket did not return data.
  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    Apollo 13 was launched and its SM Oxygen tanks exploded. The moonlanding was abandoned and the crew returned to Earth safely.