Timeline

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  • The Publication of Princlpla

    The Publication of Princlpla
    Sir Isaac Newton publishes the Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. The Principia is considered by many to be one of the most important scientific works ever written.
  • First Exposition of Rocket Mechanics

    First Exposition of Rocket Mechanics
    The British mathematician William Moore publishes Treatise on the Motion of Rockets. This work features the first exposition of rocket mechanics based on Newton's third law of motion.
  • Exploration of Cosmic Space

    Exploration of Cosmic Space
    Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky publishes The Exploration of Cosmic Space. This is the first serious work to be published that shows space exploration to be theoretically possible.
  • First Suborbltal Flight

    First Suborbltal Flight
    t is the first man-made object to achieve sub-orbital spaceflight, reaching an altitude of 100km (62 miles). U.S. Apollo programs.
  • First U.S. High Altitude Flight

    First U.S. High Altitude Flight
    The U.S. military achieves its first high-altitude space flight using a rebuilt German V-2 rocket.
  • First American Sateilite

    First American Sateilite
    America launched its first satellite. The satellite contained several scientific instruments. This mission discovered the radiation belts surrounding the Earth.
  • NASA was born

    NASA was born
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is founded, taking over the responsibilities of the existing National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics.
  • First Spacecraft to Achieve Solar Orbit.

    First Spacecraft to Achieve Solar Orbit.
    The Russian satellite Luna 1 is launched in an attempt to hit the Moon. The spacecraft misses the Moon and is flung out into space by the Moon's gravity. It becomes the first man-made object to achieve an orbit around the Sun.
  • First Spacecraft to impact on the moon

    First Spacecraft to impact on the moon
    he Russian satellite Luna 2 is launched. On September 13, it becomes the first man-made object to hit the Moon. The spacecraft was sterilized to avoid contaminating the Moon with terrestrial bacteria.
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    The Publication of Princlpla

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    First Exposition of Rocket Mechanics

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    Exploration of Cosmic Space

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    First U.S. High Altitude Flight

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    First American Satellite

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    NASA is born

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    First Spacecraft to Achieve Solar Orbit.

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    First Spacecraft to impact on the moon