The Space Race in the 1960's

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    The Space Race in the 1960's

  • First Weather Satellite

    First Weather Satellite
    Tiros 1, the first successful weather satellite, is launched by the United States. It lived for about 78 days and it died.
  • Space satellite sent into space with camera

    Space satellite sent into space  with camera
    The U.S. launches Discoverer XIV, and it was the first satellite with a camera!!!!!!!!
  • First man in space

    First man in space
    On the 12 of April 1961 a man named Yuri Gagarin was launched into space as the first man into space. He was born in Russia and orbited Earth for 108 minutes.
  • First American in space

    First American in space
    The firts American in space was Alan B. Shepard. He was born on Nov 18, 1923 and died July 21, 1998. He also recieved a science degree in the U.S. naval academy. He was launched in a capsule that was named freedom 7.
  • Europe joins the space race

    Europe joins the space race
    Since Russia and the U.S. started the race, The European space research organization has been jealous and wanted to compete.
  • President Kennedy inspires people

    President Kennedy inspires people
    President Kennedy gave a speech at Rice University to tell people about his interest for space research.
  • The first woman in space

    The first woman in space
    On the 16th of June Valentina Tereshkova went into space on a Russian spacecraft called The Vostok 6.
  • President Kennedy is assinated

    President Kennedy is assinated
    This is a major loss in the Space Race because he put everything into putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
  • The ending of "Space Race"

    The ending of "Space Race"
    Space race was a popular movie series with only four movies about exploration and space technology between Russia,(U.S.S.R) and America.(U.S.)
  • First up-close images of The Moon.

    First up-close images of The Moon.
    Ranger 7 was the very first satellite made by the U.S. that could take up-close images of the moon.
  • The first space walk

    The first space walk
    Alexy Leonov is the first person outside in space. He was supposed to go on the Vostok 11,but instead he went on the Voskhod 2.
  • First American to do a space walk

    First American to do a space walk
    Ed White was the first American to do a complete space walk. He was out of Gemini 4 in space for six minutes.
  • First unmanned moon landing

    First unmanned moon landing
    The first unmanned moon landing was made by Russia in the Luna 9.
  • The first aircraft to orbit the moon

    The first aircraft to orbit the moon
    Luna 10 orbited the moon and was the first to do it.
  • First Fatal American mission

    First Fatal American mission
    Apollo 1 was launched in the air, but seconds after there was a fire and the module they were in, caught on fire and later exploded, killing the crew.
  • The first fatal space mission

    The first fatal space mission
    Vladimir Kamarov was the man who manned the shuttle, Soyuz 1, but the shuttle had technical difficulties and crashed. Vladimir Kamarov was dead, making this the first fatal space mission.
  • First spacecraft to orbit the moon and come back

    First spacecraft to orbit the moon and come back
    Zond 5, a Russian space craft is the first to go to The Moon orbit it, come back and land safely.
  • First manned spacecraft to orbit The Moon

    First manned spacecraft to orbit The Moon
    On December 21, Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders made the very first manned space flight around the moon on Apollo 8.
  • The first trip to The Moon

    The first trip to The Moon
    The first trip to The Moon was made by the U.S. Neil Armstrong along with Micheal Collins and "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. was the crew of the famous Apollo 11.
  • First Precision Lunar landing

    First Precision Lunar landing
    The U.S. was the first to pick a location and be able to land on the exact spot. Pete Conrad and Alan Bean were the astronauts who performed the task.