The USSR launch first satellite into space. Mission name was known as 'Sputnik 1'.
First Animal in Orbit
The USSR succesfully send an animal into orbit and return safely. Mission known as 'Sputnik 2'.
First US Satellite
First US satellite launched in space and detects the Van Allens belts. Mission name known as 'Explorer 1'.
US First Communication Satellite
America successfully launches first communication satellite into orbit. Mission known as 'PROJECT SCORE'.
First US Reconissance Satellite
America launches first reconissance satellite into orbit. Mission known as 'Discover 4'.
Photo of Earth from Space
America captures the first image of Earth from space. Mission known as 'Explorer 6'.
Probe To Moon
The USSR send the first probe to the moon. Mission known as 'Luna 2'.
Photo Of The Far Side Of The Moon
The USSR is the first to capture an image of the far side or better known as the dark side of the moon. Mission known as 'Luna 3'.
First Man In Orbit
The USSR successfully launched the first human into orbit and back down safely. Mission known as 'Vostok 1'.
First Active Communications Satellite
The USA launches the first ever communications satellite into orbit. Mission known as 'Telstar'.
First Woman in Orbit
The USSR succesfully launched a woman cosmonaut into orbit and back down safely. Mission known as 'Vostok 6'.
Probe Lands On Venus
The USSR successfully landed a probe on Venus. Mission known as 'Venera 3'.
First Manned Lunar Orbit
The USA successfully launched a manned lunar orbit mission and landed back on Earth safely. Mission known as 'Apollo 8'.
First Human On The Moon
Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong Moon Landing
The USA successfully landed the first man on the moon and returned back to Earth safely. Mission known as 'Apollo 11'. This is when Neil Armstrong famously stated " One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind."
First Space Station
The USSR successfully set up the first space station. Mission known as 'Salyut 1'
Satellite Orbits Mars
A US satellite orbits Mars also known as the 'Red Plantet'. Mission known as 'Mariner 9'.
First US and USSR Joint Mission
First joint mission between the US and the USSR as they launch into space. Mission known as 'Apollo-Soyuz Test Project'.