Timeline of Space Explorations

Timeline created by MO19114
  • Galileo's First Telescope

    Galileo's First Telescope
    Galileo demonstrated his first telescope to the Venetian lawmakers. He made it at the University of Padua near Venice. He was not the inventor of the telescope but he made it wiht lots of magnifying power making it better.
  • The Exploration of Cosmic Space

    A Russian rocket scientist named Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, created The Exploration of Cosmic Space by Means of Active Devices, which was the first work that was published, that said that space exploration was actually possible.
  • First liquid fueled rocket

    Robert H. Goddard was the first person to launch a space craft fueled by liquid. It was succesfully launched on March 16th, 1926
  • First pictures taken in space

    First pictures taken in space
    Before Sputnik 1 was launched, the first picture from space was taken.
  • The first animal sent to space

    A monkey by the name of Albert was the first animal sent to space. He was on board the US-launched V2 rocket
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Sputnik 1 was the first satalite. It was launched by The Soviet Union on October 4th 1957. It was spherical shaped and it was 58 cm in diameter.
  • The First Satellite Launched in the United States

    The First Satellite Launched in the United States
    Explorer 1 was the first satellite to be sent to space in the United States. It was the first space craft to find the Van Allen Radiation Belt. It stayed in space until 1970.
  • First Living Beings to Survive Trip to Space

    The Soviet sent Sputnik 5 to space. The spacecraft contained 2 dogs, Strelka and Belka. The flight took one day, and both dogs returned to earth safely making them the first living beings to survive a trip throught space.
  • First American to go to Space

    First American to go to Space
    Alan Shepard was the first American to travel to space. He traveled in the Freedom 7 spacecraft. Later on, he was the fifth man to walk on the moon.
  • First Space Walk

    Alexey Leonov was the first man to ever walk in space. He took about a 12 minute space walk.
  • FIrst Space Craft to Fly by Uranus

    NASA sent Voyager 2 to space and it was the first space craft to fly by Uranus
  • FIrst space craft to fly by Neptune

    FIrst space craft to fly by Neptune
    Voyager 1 was a space craft sent by NASA, and it was the first to fly by the planet Neptune.
  • FIrst landing on Titan

    FIrst landing on Titan
    Huygens was the first probe to succesfully land on Saturn's moon, Titan.
  • First Orbit with Mercury

    First Orbit with Mercury
    The space craft MESSENGER was the first space probe to go in orbit with Mercury.
  • The First Probe to Land on a Comet

    ESA sent a probe into space, and it was the first space craft to land on a comet.
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