The 15 Space Events that has Extended the Worlds Research in Space

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    The Years of Great Space Exploration

    In total there were 16 great space explorations.
  • Launch of Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1 launched on October 4th, 1957.
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    The Start of the Space Race

    Sputnik had 2 missions. This triggered the Space age. This was created by the Soviet Union.
  • Launch of Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2 was launched on November 2nd, 1957. This spacecraft also launched with a dog inside. The dog did not survive the trip.
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    Pioneer Project

    There were 14 pioneer probes and were launched at Kennedy Space Center. The Pioneer Mission was to explore the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus.
  • Pioneer 0

    Pioneer 0 failed and was the first Lunar attempt. It was launched in 17/8/1958. Pioneer 0 had a malfunction in its first stage.
  • Pioneer 2

    Pioneer 2 was launched on 11/8/1958. It still failed and the third ignition was unsuccessful.
  • Pioneer 1

    Pioneer 1 was launched on 10/11/1958. It did indeed fail, but it did set a distance record. It was suppose to reach the moon, but like I said failed.
  • Pioneer 3

    Pioneer 3 and 4 were the first successful Lunar missions. Pioneer 3 may have not reached the moon as it wamoons suppose to, but it collected radiation data.
  • Pioneer 4

    Pioneer 4 was finally able to reach the moon and pass it by 6,000km.
  • Pioneer 5

    Pioneer 5 was launched March 11th, 1960. It pursued solar research.
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    Mariner

    This mission consist of 10 missions to explore Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Mariner-
    1: July 22nd,19622: August 27, 19623: November 5th,19644: November 28th,19645: June 14th,19676: February 24th,19697: March 29th,19698:May 9th,19719: May 30th,1971
    10:November 3rd,1973
  • Pioneer 6

    Pioneer 6 was launched on December 16th, 1965. It measured the Sun's magnetic field and solar wind.
  • Pioneer 7

    Pioneer was launched on August 17th, 1966. It monitured solar wind and cosmic rays.
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    Vanera Probes

    Soviet Union and USSR funded this mission. In total there were 16 probes used in this mission to collect more data about Venus. 10 of the probes landed on Venus's surface and 13 probes were successful. June 12th, 1967 Vanera 4 was the first probe to record data from the atmosphere. September 14th, 1978 Vanera 12 recorded the first sound on Venus.
  • Pioneer 8

    Pioneer 8 was launched on December 13th, 1967. It collected solar radiation data.
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    Viking Project

    The Viking Project started being prepared in 1968. The spacecrafts was originally designed to function for 90 days, and ended up sending data back down to Earth for over six years. They were to explore Mars. Viking 1 lander was the first spacecraft to land on Mars, and Viking 2 lander landed on Utopia Planitia, which is a different area of Mars. Viking 1 and 2 launched in August 20th, 1975 and September 9th, 1975. They arrived in Mars in June 19th, 1976 (Viking 1) and August 7th, 1976 (Viking 2)
  • PIoneer 9

    Pioneer 9 was launched on November 8th, 1968. Like Pioneer 8 it also collected solar radiation data.
  • Pioneer E

    It was launched on August 27th, 1969. It failed because of the 1st stage hydraulics ignition was destroyed.
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    Space Station

    Skylab was launched on May 14th, 1973. Saylut was launched on April 17th, 1971. Mir was launched on February 20th, 1986. Mir orbited Earth for 15 years. Tiangong was launched on September 29th, 2011. First thing China has ever done in Space.
  • Pioneer 10

    Pioneer 10 was launched on March 3rd, 1972. It was a Jupiter flyby.
  • Pioneer 11

    Pioneer 11 was launched March 6th, 1973. I was a Jupiter and Saturn flyby. Pioneer 11 passed Jupiter on December 1974 and Saturn on September 1st, 79.
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    Hubble Space Telescop

    NASA and European Space Agency got together and created the Hubble Space Telescope. Edwin hubble created this idea to have telscope in space. The manufacturing of this telescope costed 1.5 billion dollars. it is still working and it cost 6 million dollars a month to operate it. Hubble orbit the Earth. Congress approved of funding the telescope on 1977.
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    Voyage Probes

    On August 20th 1977 Voyager 1 was launched and on September 5th, 1977 Vayager 2 was launched. Both voyagers are still operating. They both have passed termination shock on December 2004 and August 2007.
  • Pioneer 13

    Pioneer 13 was launched on June 8th, 1978 with four different probes inside. It released 4 different probes in Venus's atmosphere on December 12th, 1978.
  • Pioneer 12

    Pioneer 12 was launched on June 20th, 1978. It researched Venus since it is a Venus Orbiter.
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    Space Shuttles

    NASA has been funding this mission. Space shuttles were made to be reusable. NASA wanted more people to go to space, so they allowed astronauts to conduct all sources discoveries. The first space shuttle that was launched was on April 12th, 1981. First Challenger flight was launched on April 4th, 1983. First Hubble Spacce Telescope was launched on August 30th, 1984. May 7th, 1992 was the first Endeavour flight. The last flight of NASA was Atlantis on July 21st, 2011.
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    Magellan Spacecraft

    NASA funded this program and some of the Apollo crew helped design some of the space crafts. America wanted to purely beat the Soviet Union, so they sent the Magellan Spacecraft to find out more about Venus. We found out that Venus's atmosphere is made out of carbon dioxide. Magellan arrived on August 10th, 1990 to Venus.
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    Galileo Spacecraft

    Galileo spacecraft was luanched in October 18th, 1989 and the mission lasted to September 21st, 2003. It only consisted of one mission. It costed 1.6 billion dollars to let Galileo reach Jupiter. It was deliberatley destroyed.
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    N.E.A.R Mission

    First Probe to ever land or orbit an asteroid. It wasn't meant to land. In Feb. 17th, 1996 N.E.A.R. spacecraft was launched. Last connection to Earth was on February 28th, 2001
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    Cassini Mission

    The Cassini Mission consisted of 4 different missions with the total cost 3.3 billion dollars. Really this mission was to explore Jupiter's moons, especially Titan. They also decided to explore some of Saturn's moon.
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    Genesis Spacecraft

    This mission ws funded by NASA. It cost a toatl 209 millions of dollars. It was launched un Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was launched on August 8th, 2001 and arrived on April 2nd, 2004. Sampling started on October 21st, 2001 and ended on April 2nd, 2004.
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    Mars Rover

    NASA funded this project like most others. Overall this mission consisted of 2 rovers. NASA wanted to find out the history of water on Mars. Spirit, the first rover to be launched, was launched on June 10th, 2003 and arrived to Mars on January 4th, 2004. Opportunity left Earth on July 7th, 2003 and arrived to Mars on January 24th, 2004.