• Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Sputnik 1 is the first man-made machine to orbit the Earth, and was launched in October 4, 1957 by the U.S.S.R.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    Sputnik 2 was launched, carrying a dog named Laika for 7 days in orbit and was launched in November 3, 1957 by the U.S.S.R.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    Explorer 1 is the first US satellite in orbit. I t lifts off at Cape Canaveral using a modified ABMA-JPL Jupiter-C rocket. It carries a scientific experiment of Jame A. Van Allen, and descovered the radiation belt.
  • Explorer 2

    Explorer 2
    Exployer 2 was launched by a jupiter-C rocket and fails to reach orbit.
  • Luna 3

    Luna 3
    Luna 3 translunar was launched, orbiting the moon and photographing 70% of the far side of the moon.
  • Mercury Aurora 7

    Mercury Aurora 7
    The Mercury Aurora 7 was launched with M.Scott Carpenter making three orbits.
  • US Ranger 7

    US Ranger 7
    US Ranger 7 relays the first close-range photographs of the moon.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. made the first manned soft landing on the moon using Apollo 11.
  • Apollo 14

    Apollo 14
    Apollo 14 moon mission is launched by the US with the legendary Alan Shepard, along with Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitchell on board. They land in the planned Apollo 13 site, the Fra Mauro highlands, which they explore with the help of a two wheeled cart that permits the transport of a Significantly greater quantity of Lunar material than previous missions. Shepard becomes the first man to hit a golf ball on the moon.
  • Deep Space 1

    Deep Space 1
    Deep Space 1 successfully completes its flyby of comet 19P/Borrelly