US manned space flight program- Maxwell Faz

  • First artificial satilite sent into space

    This mission's name is Sputnik 1. The mission was operated by the USSR.
  • Project Mercury is established

    This was a significat event because it was the first program to even think about a manned space mission. Project Mercury began a new age of explorers and adventures in the space age.
  • Alan Shepard flys into space

    Shepard was the first man from the US to fly into space but the second man throughout the world to exit the atmosphere. He set the standard for the US to follow in terms of space travel.
  • JFK challenges the US to go to the moon

    "Four years after the Sputnik shock of 1957, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had become the first human in space on April 12, 1961, greatly embarrassing the U.S. While Alan Shepard became the first American in space on May 5, he only flew on a short suborbital flight instead of orbiting the Earth, as Gagarin had done. In addition, the Bay of Pigs fiasco in mid-April put unquantifiable pressure on Kennedy." Kenedy wanted to show that the US was still in the space race with the Soviets.
  • Project Gemini is estabilshed

    This event was important because it was the first program to work on creating a two man spacecraft. Gemini was a significant project because it some of its goals were to put gear and equpment in space for over two weeks in duration and have a spacecraft land at a specific spot on land.
  • First woman in orbit

    This is a key event in the history of manned space flights because it was the first time a woman was in space. This mission was sent up by the USSR.
  • Apollo 1 is launched

    This event is noted in history because it was a false launch and failed to lift off. This flight killed three astronauts. The Apollo program was so significant was so significant because it was the first program to land a man on the moon.
  • First flight to the moon

    Apollo 8 was the first flight to go to the moon. They did not land on the moon but just orbited it. The astronauts on this mission were Frank Borman (commander), James A. Lovell Jr. (CM pilot), William A. Anders (LM pilot).
  • Alexey Leonov preforms the first EVA

    This was a huge step into the space age because it sent thses astronauts into the vast array of space. EVA stands for Extra-Vehicular-Activity. The most common for of EVA is when a astronaut takes a spacewalk outside thier craft. Leonov preformed a spacewalk outside his spacecraft.
  • Apollo 11 makes the first moon landing

    This was a historic moment in US history and the history of the world. This was the first moon landing ever. The astronauts on this mission were Neil A. Armstrong (commander), Michael Collins (CM pilot), Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. (LM pilot).
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    Manned space flights

  • First joint operations between the two superpowers.

    This goes down as a major event in space history because it represents the cooperative spirit needed to dive deeper into space.
  • John Glen orbits the Earth

    Glen was the first man to orbit the entire Earth. He was also the third man that has gone into space.