Space Race!!

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In History
  • Monkey in Space

    A monkey named Yorick and 11 mice were recovered after an Aerobee missile flight of 236,000 feet at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Yorick got a fair amount of press as the first monkey to live through a space flight.
  • Space Race starts

    The space race started between the soviet union and the U.S.
  • Laika

    Soviet Union put the first dog in space. She only lived for a few days or hours before her oygen gave out and the ship had burned up.
  • First NASA

    It may well be argued that NASA has become the world's premier agent for exploration, carrying on in "the new ocean" of outer space a long tradition of expanding the physical and mental boundaries of humanity. Fifty years ago, however the agency that pushed the frontiers of aeronautics.
  • Squirrel Monkey

    Gordo, a squirrel monkey, was catapulted 600 miles high in a Jupiter rocket, also on December 13, 1958, one year after the Soviets launched Laika. Gordo's capsule was never found in the Atlantic Ocean. He died on splashdown when a flotation mechanism failed.
  • First Man in Space

    Sovient Union put the first person into space his name was Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin. It took him 89mins to reach the orbit.
  • JKF speeh to sennd a man to the moon

    JFK said that we will send a man to the moon and return safely before this decade is out. "In many ways it may hold the key to our future on earth."
  • First women in space

    Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly to space when she launched on the Vostok 6 mission June 16, 1963. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space when she flew Vostok 6 in 1963. She spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times
  • First man on moon

    Apollo 11 took 3 men to the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins. Neil and buzz got on a smal spacecraft called the eagle. Neil was the first person to walk on the moon. He said "that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".
  • Space Race Ends

    The U.S. and Soviet Union decided to work together after that the space race came to end