Space Exploration

Events

Sputnik 1

Oct. 4 1957

The first satellite launched on earth

Mercury-redstone 2

Jan. 31, 1961

Ham the chimpanzee first monkey in space- he survived

Freedom 7

May 5, 1961

First american to go to space

Gemini Missions

April 8, 1964

first space lock Gemini Missions

Mariner 4

Nov. 28, 1967

to take pictures of mars

Apollo 1

July 16, 1969

first mission to have men walk on the moon

Pioneer 10

March 2, 1972

first spacecraft to take pictures of jupiter

Mariner 10

Nov. 3, 1973

to take pictures of Venus and Mercury

Voyager 2

Aug. 20, 1977

sent out to study neptune and Uranus

Voyager 1

Sep. 5, 1977

to take pictures of Jupiter and Saturn and will send data until 2025

Hubble Space Telescope

April 24, 1990

goal was to launch a telescope into space

Cassini-Huygens mission

1997

first spacecraft to enter Saturn orbit

International Space station

Nov. 20, 1998

Laboratory in space

Kepler

March 7, 2009

sent out to find more earth like planets

Mars rover Curiosity

Nov. 26, 2011

to see if there was water on mars

ISS 1 year Mission

March 27, 2015

to have a first american to be in space for an entire year

New Horizons

Jan. 19, 2016

sent a probe and collect info on Pluto