Space Race

Timeline created by Sean_Loteria
  • U.S Launches First Satellite

    The U.S launches their first satellite into space called the Explorer 1.
  • NASA is Founded

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a documentation that formed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • Soviet Union takes another step forward

    The Soviet Union takes another big step in space robotics by launching the Luna 2, the first space probe to reach the moon
  • Man Orbits Space

    The Soviet Union launches its first man in space and he orbits the entire earth in the Vostok 1
  • US Lauch a Man

    NASA launches Alan Shepard into space making him the first American in Space
  • American in Orbit

    Nasa launches another rocket into space with John Glenn inside it. This rocket went into orbit and made him the first American to go into orbit.
  • Men Die

    Apollo mission suffered a setback when three men died from a fire caused by failure of mission simulations.
  • Men Orbits the Moon

    The launch of the Apollo 8 sends the first humans to orbit the moon
  • Men landed on the Moon

    Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Micheal Collins ride the Apollo 11 and land on the Moon.
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    Soviet Failures

    The USSR made 4 failures when they attempted to launch a men to the moon.