Space race

The Space Race

  • USSR launches first!

    USSR launches first!
    The USSR launches ther first artificial satelite called spitnuk 1.
  • The first American satelite

    The first American satelite
    explorer 1 is the first American satelite to reach space and it lead to the study of the Van allen radiation belt
  • NASA is replacing NACA

    NASA is replacing NACA
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is formed, it replaces the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA).
  • First man in space!

    First man in space!
    Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space with a 108 minute orbit around the earth.
  • Close up pictures of the moon

    Close up pictures of the moon
    Ranger 7 was active for 18 minutes and took over 4,000 pictures of the moon close up, a resolution 1,000 times greater than any earth bound telescope
  • Venus 3 has been launched

    Venus 3 has been launched
    The first man made object has impaccted venus
  • Luna 9 Lands on the moon

    Luna 9 Lands on the moon
    Luna 9 was the first spacecraft to achieve a lunar soft landing and to transmit photographic data from the Moon's surface to Earth
  • Atmousphere of venus

    Atmousphere of venus
    the spacecraft entered the Venusian atmosphere and released two thermometers, Signals were returned by the spacecraft
  • First to walk the moon!

    First to walk the moon!
    Neil armstrong and Edwin Aldrin are the first men to walk the moon
  • First precision lunar landing

    First precision lunar landing
    Pete Conrad and Alan Bean perform the first precision lunar landing, touching down just 600 feet from the Surveyor 3 probe that arrived two years earlier.