The Space Race

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  • USSR launches Sputnik 1

    USSR launches Sputnik 1
    First staellite succesfuly launched in to orbit around the earth
  • USSR launched Sputnik 2 with a dog named Laika

    USSR launched Sputnik 2 with a dog named Laika
    First attempt at putting someone into space
  • U.S.A launches Explorer 1

    U.S.A launches Explorer 1
    Explorer 1 leads to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt
  • U.S.A launches Explorer 2

    U.S.A launches Explorer 2
    Explorer 2 fails to reach orbit
  • U.S.A launched Vanguard 1

    U.S.A launched Vanguard 1
    functions for about 3 years
  • NASA formed

    NASA formed
  • USSR launches Luna 1

    USSR launches Luna 1
    first man made object to orbit the sun
  • USSR laucnhes Luna 2

    USSR laucnhes Luna 2
    first man made object to colide with the moon
  • USSR launches Luna 3

    USSR launches Luna 3
    Luna 3 orbits and photographs 70% of the moons surface
  • U.S.A launch Tiros 3

    U.S.A launch Tiros 3
    First succesful weather satellite to be launched
  • U.S.A launches Discovery 14

    U.S.A launches Discovery 14
    First camera equipped spy satellite
  • John F. Kennedy is elected president

    John F. Kennedy is elected president
  • Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth

    Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth
    Becomes first man in space
  • Alan B. shepard becomes first american in space

    Alan B. shepard becomes first american in space
  • JFK makes famous moon speach

    JFK makes famous moon speach
    JFK challenges teh nation to get to the moon before the end of the decade
  • John Glenn orbits the earth 3 times

    John Glenn orbits the earth 3 times
    first man to spend 3 days in space
  • Cosmonaut Valentia Tereshkova becoems first woman to be launched into space

    Cosmonaut Valentia Tereshkova becoems first woman to be launched into space
  • Alexei Leonov spends 12 minutes outside of his space craft performing the first space walk

    Alexei Leonov spends 12 minutes outside of his space craft performing the first space walk
  • Mariner 4 returns first close ranged pictures of mars

    Mariner 4 returns first close ranged  pictures of mars
  • Luna 9 Becomes the first spacecraft to soft land on the moon

    Luna 9 Becomes the first spacecraft to soft land on the moon
  • Luna 10 becomes first satellite to orbit the moon

    Luna 10 becomes first satellite to orbit the moon
  • Surveyor 1 soft lands on the moon

    Surveyor 1 soft lands on the moon
    FIrst american spacecraft to do so
  • Lunar Orbiter 1 enters orbit around the moon and takes first picture of earth from that distance

    Lunar Orbiter 1 enters orbit around the moon and takes first picture of earth from that distance
  • Venera 4 transmits data about the atmosphere of venus

    Venera 4 transmits data about the atmosphere of venus
  • Neil armstrong and Buzz aldrin becoem first men to walk on the moon

    Neil armstrong and Buzz aldrin becoem first men to walk on the moon
    The USA reaches the moon
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    The Space Race