Space Travel Timeline by Anna G.

By kwsmyre
  • First man to fly faster than sound

    Chuck Yeager is the first man to fly at a speed faster than the speed of sound!
  • The first rocket is launched

    The first rocket ever was launched out of Port Canaveral, Florida
  • First woman to fly faster than the speed of sound.

    Jacquelin Cochran is the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound.
  • Russia launches Sputnik (satellite)

    Russia proudly launches Sputnick, the first satellite into orbit around earth.
  • American launches their first satellite

    America, following in Russia's footsteps, launches their first satellite, less than a year later. The name of Amerca's first satellite was called Explorer 1
  • NASA is created

    NASA is created
    Dwight D. Eisenhower created NASA.
  • Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space

    A Russian man, Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space on april 12, 1961. His flight lasted 108 minutes on the vostok 1 spacecraft.
  • Alan Shepard becomes the first american in space

    On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard becomes the first american to travel to space.
  • President Kennedy makes his historical speech to congress

    President John F. Kennedy makes his speech to congress challenging the nation to "land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth"
  • John Glenn becomes the first american to orbit the earth

    John Glenn becomes the first ameircan to orbit the earth, he made 3 orbits and it took him 4 hours and 56 minutes.
  • First spacecraft to land on the Moon

    The russians are the first to have a spaecraft on the Moon. Its name was Luna 9. Luna 9 took pictures of the moons surface so people could be sure the moon was durable enough to support the weight of a larger spacecraft.
  • First American spacecraft to land on the moon

    America, following in Russsias footsteps, once again, sends their first spacecraft to the Moon. It was names Surveyor 1 and it took thousands of high-resolution pictures of the moon.
  • First manned misssion to land on the Moon

    The first manned mission to the Moon, Apollo 11, carried Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin who becam e the first men to set foot on another planet.
  • first spacecraft to orbit another planet

    American space probe Mariner 9 is the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars. Over the next year, it maps the entire surface of Mars.
  • Voyager 2 is launched

    The Voyager 2 Spacecraft is launched out of kennedy space center and its mission was to explore the outer planets(Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) and their satellites.
  • Spacecraft Voyager 1 is launched

    Voyager 1 is launched from Kennedy Space center on September 5, 1977. Its mission was to explore Jupiter and Saturn and their satellites.
  • Voyager 1 arrives at Jupiter

    Voyager 1 arrives at jupiter and begins sending back pictures of the planet and its moons.
  • Voyager 1 arrives at Saturn

    Voyager 2 arrives at saturn and begins taking pictures of Saturn and its moons.
  • Voyager 2 arrives at Jupiter

    Voyager 2 arrives at its first destination Jupiter and begins taking pictures of Jupiter and its moons.
  • First space shuttle is launched

    The First manned mission of the STS-1 is launched and is named the Columbia. This mission and the next 3 after it were test flights to test the spacecrafts systems.
  • Voyager 2 arrives at Saturn

    The Voyager 2, 4 years after its launch date, has reached its second destination. The Voyager 2 takes pictures of Saturn and its moons.
  • Second space shuttle is launched

    The second space shuttle is launched and is named Challenger. On this mission the first American space walk in 9 years occurs.
  • The third orbiter Discovery is launched

    The third orbiter of of the American Space Shuttle fleet, Discovery is launched.
  • The fourth orbiter in the american space shuttle fleet is launched

    The fourth orbiter in the american space shuttle fleet, Atlantis is launched.
  • Voyager 2 encounters Uranus

    Voyager 2 encounter Uranus and sends back the very first close up pictures of Uranus and its moons.
  • Voyager 2 encounters Neptune

    The Voyager 2 reaches neptune and gives us the first images of neptune.
  • Voyage on Endevour

    This maiden voyage brings the number of orbiters back to four.
  • Final flight of space shuttle program

    The space shuttle Atlantis was the last Americsn space shuttle to be launched into space.