The Space-i-ness Project

  • Sputnik 1 launched into Space

    Sputnik 1 launched into Space
    The Sputnik 1 was launched by the Russians. The purpose of this satelliet was to strike fear in the Americans. The Sputnik 1 was a very fast satellite and constantly beeped. This was the first thing very sent up into space.
  • Dogs in Space

    Dogs in Space
    The first dog ever sent into space was Laika, she was a Russian dog. She was sent into space to orbit the Earth and was the first living thing to orbit the Earth. Laika was launched into space aboard Sputnik 2.
  • First U.S satellite successfully launched into space

    First U.S satellite successfully launched into space
    The name of the satellite that was successfully launched into space by NASA was called Explorer 1. This was four months after the Russians launched their satellite into space (Sputnik 1). So, this means NASA/America have their satellite orbiting the Earth just like the Russians.
  • NASA Founded

    NASA Founded
    The birth of NASA means the birth of astronomical exploration. This also means that America can find out what is happening in space at this very moment. Also, NASA does a lot of other things than astronomical exploration, like the weather. One good thing about NASA is AMerica has a space station.
  • Monkey in Space

    Monkey in Space
    The first monkey in space were sent by the Russians. The monkey's name was Albert. Even though he went into space he was not very excited. When he went up into space, they mostly munched on crackers and peanuts, not really enthusiastic about the whole thing.
  • First man to orbit the Earth

    First man to orbit the Earth
    The first man sent to orbit the Earth was indeed sent by the Russians, and was Russian himself. His name was Yuri Gagarin. The space shuttle he was ridding on was called VOSTOK 3KA-3.
  • First U.S man in Space

    First U.S man in Space
    The first American in space was Alan Shepard. He was aboard Mercury 7, and was one of the original 7 astronauts. Mercury 7 was a very tiny space shuttle.
  • First U.S man to orbit the Earth

    First U.S man to orbit the Earth
    The first U.S man to orbit Earth was John Glenn.He was on the space shuttle Friendship 7. The good thing about this is that NASA is kinda catching up with Russia in the space race.
  • First woman in space

    First woman in space
    The first woman sent into space was indeed Russian. Her name was Valentina Tereshkova. The space shuttle that she was on was Vostok 6.
  • First Space Walk

    First Space Walk
    The shuttle used to get up into space for the space walk was Voskhod. The first man to do the space walk was Russian, and his name was Alexei Leonov.
  • First U.S Space Walk

    First U.S Space Walk
    Ed White was the first U.S man to do a space walk. It lasted 23 minutes over Hawaii and the Gulf of Mexico. Although he wasn't the first man to do the space walk (that was Alexei Leonov) it was still a very huge deal for NASA and even America.
  • Gemini 7

    Gemini 7
    Gemini 7 was a space flight conducted by NASA's Gemini program. It took Gemini 7 14 days.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Apollo 8 was a space shuttle. NASA launched it from The Kennedy Space Center located in Florida. Its travel lasted 147 hours. Apollo 8's flight was finisheed on December 27, six days after it was launched into space.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    An Amberican man was the first man on the moon, His name was Neil Armstrong.
  • Pioneer 10

    Pioneer 10
    On March 2nd, NASA launched Pioneer 10. It was the first spacecraft to travel through the astroid belt. It was built at Ames Research Center.