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
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.