Space race

The Space Race!

By tlz
  • Monkey in Space

    Monkey in Space
    Albert II, a male rhesus monkey ,was the first monky successfully launched into space. This occured on June 14th 1949.Albert II reached 134 km , but died landing because of a parachute failure.
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    The Space Race Time Period

  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite in earths orbit, It was launched by the U.S.S.R. on October 4th 1957.The people in the United States were terrified because they didn't know what it was doing.The Sputnik 1 was a major part in the Cold Wars.
  • Dog in Space

    Dog in Space
    Laika,a Soviet space dog became the first dog in space on November 3rd 1957.She was the first animal to orbit the earth. She was an occupant of Sputnik 2 and died during this mission.
  • First U.S. satellite successfully launched

    First U.S. satellite successfully launched
    The first United States satellite was successfully launched on January 31st 1958.It was launched four months after Sutnik 1, bringing the US even with the USSR in the main part of the Cold Wars.
  • N.A.S.A.'s foundation

    N.A.S.A.'s  foundation
    Nasa was founded on October 1st 1958. It specializes in aeronautics, space science,planet exploration,and flting humans into space.Nasa stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.Nasa has completed many missions such as Project Appolo and Project Gemini.
  • First man to orbit the Earth

    First man to orbit the Earth
    Yuri Gagarin was the first man to orbit the earth. He was a soviet pilot.He later died when the jet he was piloting crashed.
  • First U.S. man in space

    First U.S. man in space
    Alan Sheperd was the first United States citizen to enter space.He was the second person ever to enter space.This occurred on a fifteen minute sub-orbital flight.
  • First U.S. man to orbit the earth

    First U.S. man to orbit the earth
    John Glenn was the first man from the United States to orbit the earth.He accomplished this on Febuary 20th 1962.He was the third man to orbit the earth.
  • First woman in space

    First woman in space
    On June 16th , 1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman and civilian in space.She piloted the Vostok 6 and was from the Soviet Union.
  • First Space walk

    First Space walk
    Alexey Leonov accomplished the first ever space walk by any race. His mission was the Voskhod 2 flight . He was from the soviet union.
  • First US space walk

    First US space walk
    Ed white accomplished the first US space walk on June 3rd 1965. He acheived this on the Gemini 4 mission. He used an 8 meter tether to move himself from the spacecraft and back 3 times.
  • Gemini 7

    Gemini 7
    On December 4th 1965 the Gemini 7 was launched. It was the fourth manned flight in the NASA Gemini program.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Apollo 8 was launched December 21st 1968.The purpose of this mission was to progress toward the goal of landing men on the moon.It was the 2nd crewed in the Appolo space program.
  • First man on the moon

    First man on the moon
    On July 19th 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. He accomplished this on a mission called the Apollo 11.