Exploration Timeline - Owen


Sputnik 1

October 4th, 1957

First satellite launched on Earth.

Sputnik 2

November 3rd, 1957

Put a living thing (Dog) in space.

Mercury-Redstone 2

January 31st, 1961

Americans first living thing in orbit; Ham the Chimpanzee

Freedom 7

May 5th, 1961

Alan Shepherd was first American i space;

Gemini Missions

April 8th, 1964 - 1966

First space lock

Mariner 4

November 28th, 1967

Went to Mars

Apollo 11

July 16th, 1969

First person to walk on Earth

Pioneer 10

March 2nd, 1972

First spacecraft to make it to Jupiter

Mariner 10

November 3rd, 1973

Take imaging of Venus and Mercury. First mission to use slingshot maneuvers

Voyager 2

August 20th, 1977

Sent to study the furthest planets, Neptune and Uranus

Voyager 1

September 5th, 1977

First satellite to do flyby passed Jupiter Saturn, and Titan. First satellite to study heliosphere

Hubble Space Telescope

April 24th, 1990

Several missions to upgrade telescope; open for public use; no more missions to renew components; took quality pictures of space without atmosphere interference

Cassini-Huygens Mission

October 15th, 1997

First spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit

International Space Station

November 20th, 1998

Laboratory in space to house scientists (international)

New Horizons

January 19th, 2006

data from Pluto and Mars. Still in outer space sending data


March 7th, 2009

Finds earthlike planets

Curiosity Rover

November 26th, 2011

Goal was to see if there is water on Mars

ISS 1 Year Mission

March 27th, 2015 - March 2nd, 2016

2 astronauts stayed up there for 1 year at once