Timeline Of Nasa

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    Nasa Timeline

  • Sputnik I Launched

    Sputnik I is launched.
  • Sputnik II Launched

    Sputnik II Launched
    Sputnik II is Launched.
  • Explorer I Launched

    Explorer I Launched
    Explorer II is launched.
  • Explorer II Launched

    Explorer II Launched
    Explorer II is Launched.
  • Sputnik III Launched

    Sputnik III Launched
    Sputnik III is launched.
  • Begin Operations

    Begin Operations
    NASA program begins operations.
  • Pioneer I Launches

    Pioneer I: First NASA launch in Florida.
  • Last Flight

    Last Flight
    NASA research pilot John McKay makes the last flight in the X-1E.
  • Communications Relay Satellite

    An air force Atlas booster places into orbit a communications relay satellite.
  • First Voice Message

    The first voice message was sent from space.
  • Luna I Launched

    Luna I Launched
    Luna I is Launched.
  • Vanguard II launched

    Vanguard II launched
    The United States launches Vanguard II, an international Geophysical Year scientific satellite from Florida.
  • Pionner 4 Sent to Moon

    Pionner 4 Sent to Moon
    The US sends Pioneer 4 to the moon, succesfully making the first lunar flyby.
  • Mercury Astronauts Corps

    Mercury Astronauts Corps
    Nasa unveiles the Mercury astronaut corps.
  • First Unpowered Glide Flight

    First Unpowered Glide Flight
    Scott Crossfield makes the first unpowered glide flight in the joint X-15 hypersonic research program.
  • Luna II Launched

    Luna II Launched
    Luna II is Launched.
  • Luna III Launched

    Luna III Launched
    Luna III is Launched.
  • TIROS I Launched

    The US launches the TIROS I, the first successful meteorological satellite, for monitoring Earth's weather.
  • Echo I

    Echo I
    NASA successfully puts into orbit Echo I, a passive communication satellite.
  • First American to Fly in Space

    Alan Shepard is the first American to fly in space.
  • NASA Pledge to Land on Moon

    NASA Pledge to Land on Moon
    President John F. Kennedy committs the US and the NASA program to land on the moon before the end of the decade.
  • First American to Orbit Earth

    First American to Orbit Earth
    John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.
  • NASA Leaders Meet

    NASA Leaders Meet
    NASA leaders meet at the Marshall Space Center to select one of the three methods of going to the moon.
  • Project Gemini

    Project Gemini
    Two robotic test flights of Project Gemini takes place.
  • The EVA, or Spacewalk Performed by American

     The EVA, or Spacewalk Performed by American
    The second piloted Gemini mission stays aloft for four days and the EVA, or spacewalk is performed by American astronaut, Edward H. White.
  • Gemini VII Launched

    Gemini VII Launched
    Gemini VII is launched.
  • Surveyer I Launched

    Surveyer I Launched
    Surveyer I is launched as the first U.S. spacecraft to land in the moon.
  • Apollo VII Orbits Earth

    Apollo VII Orbits Earth
    Apollo VII orbits the Earth once.
  • Apollo VIII Launched

    Apollo VIII, atop the Saturn V booster, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center with 3 astronauts aboard.
  • Apollo XI Launched

    Apollo XI Launched
    Apollo XI is launched, and Niel Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin are the U.S. astronauts to walk on the moon.
  • Apollo VIII Orbits Earth

    Apollo VIII Orbits Earth
    Apollo VIII orbits Earth 10 times in 6 days.
  • Apollo XIII Launched

    Apollo XIII is launched, but the oxygen tank gets damaged, and the crew returns home safely.
  • Apollo XIV Launched

    Apollo XV is launched, and Alan Shepard hits golf ball on the moon.
  • Space Shuttle Development Approved

    Space Shuttle Development Approved
    NASA agrees with the president to proceed with the Space Shuttle development.
  • Pioneer X Launched

    Pioneer X Launched
    Pioneer X is launched from the Kennedy Space Center to land on Jupiter. It is the first to pass through the Asteroid Belt
  • Modified F-8C Flown

    Modified F-8C Flown
    A NASA research pilot flies a modified F-8C model.
  • Apollo XVII Launched

    Apollo XVII Launched
    Apollo XVII is the last of the Apollo missions to the moon, and it is the only one to include a scientist.
  • Skylab Launched

    Skylab Launched
    Skylab is launched.
  • Apollo-Soyez Test Project

    Apollo-Soyez Test Project
    The Apollo-Soyez Test Project begins on Jun. 15 1975 and ends on Jul. 24, 1975.
  • Viking I Launched

    Viking I Launched
    The Viking I is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on a trip to Mars.
  • Viking II Lands On Mars

    Viking II Lands On Mars
    Viking II lands on Mars.
  • Voyager II Launched

    Voyager II Launched
    Voyager II is launched .
  • First Flight of STS

    First Flight of STS
    The first flight of the Space Transportation System takes place.
  • First Woman In Space

    First Woman In Space
    Sally K. Ride is the first woman in space.
  • First African-American in Space

    First African-American in Space
    The first African-American is sent into space.
  • First Non-US Astronaut in the Space Shuttle Columbia

    First Non-US Astronaut in the Space Shuttle Columbia
    The first foreign astronaut is launched in the Space Shuttle Columbia.
  • Challenger is Destroyed

    Challenger is Destroyed
    The space shuttle Challenger is destroyed and its crew members lost.
  • 26th Flight of the Discovery

    26th Flight of the Discovery
    The 26th flight of the Discovery space shuttle takes place.
  • Magellan Mission Begins

    Magellan Mission Begins
    The Magellan mission to Venus begins.
  • Plans for SEI announced

    Plans for SEI announced
    President George W. Bush announces the plans for SEI.
  • Galileo Launched

    Galileo Launched
    The Galileo spacecraft is launched.
  • Hubble Launched

    Hubble Launched
    The Hubble Telescope is launched into space.
  • Hubble Repair Mission Successful

    Hubble Repair Mission Successful
    The repair mission for the Hubble Telescope optics is a success.
  • Atlantis is Launched and Docked

    Atlantis is Launched and Docked
    The Atlantis is launched into space then docked on the Mir spacestation on July 7, 1995.
  • Evidence of Microscopic Life Discovered

    NASA scientists uncover evidence that microscopic life may have once lived on Mars.
  • Mars Pathfinder Touches Down

    Mars Pathfinder Touches Down
    The Mars Pathfinder rover lands on Mars.
  • Probe Enters Orbit

    Probe Enters Orbit
    A space probe enters orbit around Mars.
  • Representatives in DC Discuss Plans of the ISS

    Representatives in DC Discuss Plans of the ISS
    Representatives from 15 countries meet in Washington DC to sign agreements to establish the framework for cooperation among the partners on the design, development, operations, and utilization of the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Glenn Returns to Space

    Glenn Returns to Space
    John Glenn returns to space once more.
  • Columbia's 26th Flight

    Columbia's 26th Flight
    The space shuttle Columbia is launched on its 26th flight and returns on July 27, 1999.
  • Terra Launched

    Terra Launched
    The space shuttle Terra is launched.
  • ISS Launched

    ISS Launched
    The International Space Station is launched.
  • Columbia Breaks Apart

    Columbia Breaks Apart
    The space shuttle Columbia breaks apart in the atmosphere.
  • Stardust Mission is a Success

    Stardust Mission is a Success
    NASA's Stardust mission is a success.
  • New Vision Announced

    New Vision Announced
    George W. Bush announces the new Vision at NASA headquarters.
  • First Orbit of Saturn

     First Orbit of Saturn
    The first spacecraft orbits Saturn.
  • Two Rovers Landed

    Two Rovers Landed
    NASA successfully lands two rovers; one on Oct. 3, and the other on Oct. 24.
  • New Horizons Spacecraft Launched

    New Horizons Spacecraft Launched
    The New Horizons spacecraft launched on a nine year mission to Pluto.
  • Scientist Wins Noble Prize

    Scientist Wins Noble Prize
    One of NASA's scientists wins a Noble Prize in physics.