History of SPACE

Timeline created by harsha
  • Soviet Union launches Sputnik

    World's first artificial Earth satellite.
  • Laika is the first mammal to orbit Earth

    It died hours into its mission on Sputnik 2.
  • U.S. launches Explorer 1

    It discovers the Van Allen radiation belts.
  • Nasa is established

    It will now conduct space activities for the U.S.
  • The Mercury Seven are introduced

  • Images of the far side of the moon

    Images are sent back from Luna 3 of the dark side of the moon.
  • Ham goes to space

    Ham becomes the first chimp to go to space.
  • Yuri Gagarin, first man in space

    Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, he traveled aboard the Vostok 1.
  • Alan Sheperd, first American in space

    Freedom 7's Alan Sheperd is the first American in space.
  • Kennedy challenges world to Space Race

    Kennedy sets space challenge to land on the moon.
  • Valentina Tereshkova, first woman to go to space

    She is the first woman to travel into space.
  • Apollo 1 Disaster!

    Fire broke out during test leaving 3 astronauts dead.
  • Neil Armstrong lands on the moon!

    U.S. wins race to the surface of the moon, Niel Armstrong's famous saying "One small step for man..." is said. Following him was lesser known Buzz Aldrin.
  • Final mission to the MOON!

    NASA's last mission to the moon on board the appolo 17.