The timeline of space!

By kkipp
  • Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the World's first orbiting artificial satellite

  • NASA astronaut Alan Shephard is first American in space

  • US President John F Kennedy announces intention to land men on the Moon by 31 December 1969

  • NASA astronaut John Glenn is first American to orbit the Earth

  • Apollo 1 crew die on launch pad in fire

  • Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle lands on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility

  • US space station Skylab launched

  • Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73s into ascent

  • NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope launched

  • Space Shuttle Columbia breaks up on re-entry killing all crew