space exploration


Sputnik 1

Oct 4 1957

first satellite launched on earth

Sputnik 2

November 3 1957

put the first living thing into space, dog named laika

mercury red-stone 2

January 31 1961

Americans attempt to put a living thing into space, a chimpanzee that survived

Freedom 7

may 5 1961

Alan Shepard, first American in space

Gemini missions

April 8 1964

First man to space walk

Mariner 4

November 28 1967

Went to mars

apollo 11

July 16 1969

first men to go to the moon

pioneer 10

march 2nd 1972

first space craft to make it to jupiter

Mariner 10

November 3 1973

take images of venus and mercury and first thing to use planetary slingshot

Voyager 2

august 20 1977

study Neptune and Uranus

Voyager 1

September 5th 1977

first mission to do flyby of jupiter saturn, titan study the heliosphere and interstellar space

Hubble space telescope

april 24 1990

space telescope

cassini huygens

october 15 1997

first space craft to get into saturns orbit

international space station

November 20 1998

New Horizons

January 19 2006

probe to pluto, sent it to kiper belt


March 7th 2009

to find exoplanets

curiosity rover

November 26 2011

sent a rover to study if theres water on mars

iss 1 year mission

march 27 2015

sent an astronaut to the iss for 1 year