Space Race

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In History
  • Sputnik 1 is launcehd

    Sputnik 1 is launcehd
    First object sent into space and to successfully orbit the earth.
  • First U.S. satelite to orbit Earth

    First U.S. satelite to orbit Earth
    Explorer 1 is launched
  • NASA founded

    NASA founded
  • Yuri Gagarin is the first person in space

    Yuri Gagarin is the first person in space
  • Alan Shepard is the first U.S. citizen in space

    Alan Shepard is the first U.S. citizen in space
  • John Glen is the first U.S. citizen to orbit the Earth

    John Glen is the first U.S. citizen to orbit the Earth
  • Neil Armstrong is the first person on the moon

    Neil Armstrong is the first person on the moon
    Armstrongs fellow crew member Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin follows behind him
  • The first American space shuttle is launched

    The first American space shuttle is launched
    This marks the first use of a "re-usable" space craft
  • The space shuttle Callenger explodes shortly after take-off

    The space shuttle Callenger explodes shortly after take-off
  • Human habitation of the International Space Station begins

    Human habitation of the International Space Station begins
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