• The first Sputnik launch

    Sputnic was a Soviet Union Space Program and its goal was to help scientist create shuttle able for space travel
  • Russia launches first venera probe into space

    from Soviet Academy of Sciences
  • The second sputnik was launched

    Was part of soviet Russia plan of space travel, and using the data retrieved it and helped scientists improve space travel
  • NASA was founded

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (or NASA) is an agency of the government that is known for success with missions in the civilian space program and the research of aeronautics and aerospace. As of July 29th of 2013, NASA will be a 55 year old agency. And examples of their accomplishments are: 135 Space Shuttle Launches (Though not all successful) 6 Rocket Launches to the Moon . and several new public technologys. NASA headquarters are currently in DC
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    The duration of the Murcury Program

    Its purpose was to help lose nonsense about the moon and it cost NASA 277 million dollars. The launch of Mercury was to get a better understanding of space. Alan Shepard and Virgil "Gus" Grissom were the astronauts involve with the program
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    Soviet Venera Program

    Main Goal of this program was to gain information on Venus, and today much of what we know about Venus is from theses missions. Probes form the majority of the 20 or so spacecraft which have visited Venus since the Mariner program , which concentrated on radar mapping of the surface from orbit
  • The first Mariner

    NASA wanted to learn more about other farther away planets but they couldn’t send humans so they sent the Mariner probes.and provided first pictures of mars
  • Almaz

    The military space station Almaz project was conceived in 1964. Almaz weighed 20 tons and it provided photographic radar images. Also a supply transported spacecraft that delivered cargo. From local reports Almaz was seen as a military spacecraft.
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    Gemini Mission

    The Gemini project was a necessary step between the Mercury and the Apollo programs. This project was to make sure that they could send someone into space and for them to reenter safely, was perfect method to land in a specific location, and needed find out how long people can last with weight lessens crew members went and recorded their physical reactions. The entire cost of the Gemini program cost NASA 1.3 billion US dollars and the astronauts were Gus Grissom and John Young
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    Lasted four years before an accident killed everyone onboard; Salyut 2 was a military station
  • Skylab

    The orbital mass of the Skylab is 77,088.
    The Skylab was the first space station operated by the US.
    It spent years decaying orbit until it re-entered the atmosphere.
    It was sent to space May 14, 1973.
  • Mariner 10 was launched

    The probes were sent to investigate Mars, Venus, and Mercury. The probes got around mostly using gravity assist of planets
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    Viking 1 journey in space

    We learned that there are huge river valleys, bedrock, and dams. The probes launched at the NASA launch facility in Florida. The significance of this mission was to investigate the terrain of mars and possibility of life forms on Mars
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    Viking 2 journey in space

    The program was invented and funded by NASA and was part of their Voyager Mars program. the main purpose of this mission was to orbit Mars to take photos, and study the planet from its surface. The mission cost roughly 1 billion dollars, and was funded by NASA. The majority of out knowledge of mars comes from this mission and it lasted from the late 1990’s to the early 2000’s
  • Space station Mir

    Lasted 15 years.
    The Mir was a symbol to the Russians.
    It was high maintenance so it was taken down.
    They caused the Russians to send home diplomats.
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    Magellans voyage to Venus

    The Magellan spacecraft was launched on May 4th 1989 at the Kennedy space center. The primary mission objective was to explore Venus and Mercury. The entire mission cost NASA $551 million and was launched using the Hughes Spacecraft
  • The Galileo Jupiter space probe was launched

    The Galileo Spacecraft is made up of two parts. The first part is the orbiter and the second part is the probe. The $10,000,000 Probe is currently unaccounted for. Galileo was put into space via the Space shuttle Atlantis and went by Earth twice and Venus once. It used a VEEGA gravity attists .
  • The hubble telescope was launched into space

    All parts together December 1985,Was scheduled to launch October 1986,After the Challengers explosion, it was put on hold until April 24, 1990
    This was Significant because it was the First Space Telescope
    it current possition it 354 Miles Above Earth, 4.66 Miles/Second, 96-97 Minute Revolution(14-15 Revolutions A day) The Hubble Telescope Cost 2.5 Billion U.S Dollars,however it Is Significant Because We Gained Valuable Information and learned Universe Is Really 13 to 14 billion Years Old
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    Magellan maps the surface of Venus and Murcury

    Magellan arived at Venus and began to use its radar and mapped the surface and the interior of Venus, and using this they discovered the atmosphere of Venus and it’s plate tectonics
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    N.E.A.R. Mission

    N.E.A.R Mission stands for Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous and was the first of NASA's discovery missions. This was the first mission ever to go into orbit around an asteroid. It took the closest view of an asteroid to date and a first look at an S-type asteroid- the most common type. The mission’s purpose was designed to answer many questions about the nature and origin of asteroids. NEAR’s primary target was asteroid 433 Eros, the second largest of the “near-Earth asteroids”
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    Casinis time traveling to Saturn

    Casini had to travel 3.5 billion kilometers to reach Saturn and cost $3.3 billion dollars. It brought back exquisite images of Saturn and alowed us to learned about the atmosphere of Saturn
    Kennedy Space Center in Florida. reached Venus April 1998, June 1999, Earth August 1999 and Jupiter December 2000
  • Sojourner

    The Microrover Flight Experiment (MFEX) is a NASA OACT flight experiment for autonomous mobile vehicle technologies. The microrover is a 6-wheeled vehicle based of a rocker bogie design which allows the traverse difficult obstacles such as the terrain on Mars
  • Internation Space Station

    The ISS launched on October 31, 2000.
    It has orbited over 1.5 billion miles which is 8 round trips around the sun.
    The mass is 861,804 pounds.Soyuz is the reusable transport craft. and it contains 3.3 million lines of software code.
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    Sent in between the Sun and Earth where the gravities are balanced to measure the Sun’s plasma/solar wind. The Genesis was a NASA sample that cost 246$ million dollars. Discovered that the Sun only has only a bit more oxygen isotopes than other planets including Earth. After 2 years of the samples taken from space have been stored in specially designed high purify wafers the spacecraft returned. NASA wanted to send it directly to the sun, but because of its extreme heat, they could not
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    Mars Rover Spirit

    Goal was to search for answers about Mars and its history with water. it landed on Mars January 3, Spirit was a mission that was planned to last for only three months but continued to operate six year after landing. Spirit’s last communication was on March 22, 2010, as it become winter on mars and the rover's solar-energy supply slowly receded
  • Opportunity Landed on Mars

    Mission Objective To determine the climatic and geologic history of two sites on. Opportunity is currently 9 years old with a goal of locatin evidence of past, persistent water activity that may have been long ago
  • Curiosity Rover

    Curriosity has been the most recent of the Martian rovers, h as been on mars for 230 days and is a car-sized robotic rover. currently exploring Gale Crater which is on mars and s a part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory
  • Tingtong

    China’s Tiangtong is ready for a launch the second half of this year. When they launch it will be followed by an unpiloted spacecraft. There is also a station module that will mark China’s orbital rendezvous. The Tiangtong module weighs 8 and a half tons.