Space Race

Timeline created by bsmith16
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1 was the first artifical satellite in space.
  • Alan B. Shepard

    He was the first U.S. citizen in space.
  • Yuri A. Gagarin

    Soviet cosmonaut who was the first human in space.
  • Mariner 2

    Verified high temperatures in Venus's atmosphere.
  • John Glenn

    He was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth.
  • Apollo 11

    It landed on the moon's surface
  • Pioneer 10

    Sent back photos of Jupiter and was the first space probe to encounter an outer planet.
  • Viking 1

    Orbiter mapped the surface of Mars, lander searched for life on Mars
  • Magellan

    Mapped venus's surface and returned data on compostion of Venus's atmosphere
  • Galileo

    Reached Jupiter in 1995 and was launched in 1989.