The Events of the Space Race

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    The Space Race

  • Sputnik 1 is launched

    Sputnik 1 is launched
    Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • Sputnik 2 is launched

    Sputnik 2 is launched
    Sputnik 2 is launched by the Soviet Union shotly after after Sputnik 1's launch. It was the first satalite to carry a living thing. It crried a dog named Laika.
  • Explorer 1 is launched

    Explorer 1 is launched
    Explorer 1 is launched by the US. It helps the US discover Earth's radiation belt.
  • Explorer 2 is launched

    Explorer 2 is launched by the US, but does not reach Earth's ordit.
  • NASA is founded

    NASA is founded
    N.A.S.A is founded.
  • Luna 1 is launched

    Luna 1 is launched
    Luna 1 is launched by the Soviet Union, and is the first satalite to orbit the moon.
  • Tiros 1 is launched

    Tiros 1 is launched
    Tiros 1 is launched by the US and becomes the first succesful weather satalite.
  • Vostok 1 is launched

    Vostok 1 is launched
    Vostok 1 is launched by the Soviet Union and carries the first man into space.
  • Soyuz 1 is launched

    Soyuz 1  is launched
    Soyuz 1 is launched by the Soviet Union. A day later the spacecraft crashed and killed the astronaut.
  • Apollo 11 lands on the moon

    Apollo 11 lands on the moon
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin make the first soft landing on the moon. They were the first humans to walk on the moon. It was launched by the US