The history of the Space Race

Timeline created by hofmam28
  • Sputnik 1 October,4,1957

    The Soviets launched the satellite Sputnik 1 into orbit and it was the size of a beach ball.
  • Sputnik 2 with liaika the dog

    The Soviet Union Launched Sputnik 2 in Nov,3.1957,was the first to carry a living animal, a dog named Laika went in Sutnik 2. This day is important because Soviet union lauched a living animal.
  • Explorer 1 was launched in February,1,1958

    The United States launched their own satellite, Explorer 1, into orbit.. This day is important because the United States launched their first satellite into orbit to go to the moon
  • The United States Created a government angency

    The United States Government angency is called the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). This day was important because the United States were ahead of the Soviet Union in the race in space to have rockets land on the moon
  • The Soviets launched the first human into Space in April,12,1961

    Yuri Gagarin was the first human to be launched into orbit and fly one orbit around the Earth in the Vostok 1
  • Alan Shepard became the first American in space on May,5,1961

    Less than a month after the Soviets launched the first human in space, Alan Shepard became the first American in space,But he did not orbit Earth, His spacecraft,Freedom 7 was part of the Mercury space program
  • The Apollo Program was created by President John F. Kennedy

    john F. Kennedy launched a program called "The Apollo Program" of space exploration and scientific reseach. This day was important because the American effort to land astronauts on the moon and return them to Earth safely and this was called the Apollo Program
  • On February,20,1962 John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth

    John Glenn orbited the the Eath in the Friendship 7,three times the went around the earth in the tiny capsule rocket
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon

    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin circled the moon aboard Apollo 11. Once in orbit they both entered a tiny spacecraft called the Eagle. when the spacecraft loward to a flat area on the moon's suface,It's called the Sea of Tranquility, This day is important because they were the first astronauts to land on the moon.
  • The United States and the Soviet Union worked together

    They ended the war between them and worked together. This day is important because they finally stopped and sent a spacecraft into space.