Ages of Sataellites

Events

Sputnik

October 4, 1957

Batteries lasted 24 hrs

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

First dog in space (Laika)

Mercury- Redstone 2

Jan 31, 1961

To put a chimp in space (Ham)

Freedom 7

May 5, 1961

To put the first man in space -Allen Shepard (First American in space)

Gemini missions

April 8, 1964 - December 1966

First space walk

Mariner 4

Nov 28, 1967

Went to Mars to take pictures

Apolo 11

July 16 1969

Were the first on the moon then walked around then came back to Earth

Pioneer 10

March 2, 1972 - 2005

First space craft to take pictures of Jupitar

Mariner 10

11/03/1973

Take picture of Venus and Mercury and first to use gravity assist

Voyager 1

August 20, 1977 - Present

First to do a fly by of Jupiter, Saturn, and Saturn's moon Titian (First to travel to the Helios sphere)

Voyager 2

Aug 22, 1977 - Present

Study the Neptune system and Uranus system

Hubble Space Telescope

4/24/1990 - Present

A satellite telescope use to observe space past earths atmosphere

Cassini Huygens

1997 - Present

2 country's working on a space craft to enter Saturn's orbit

ISS (International Space Station)

Nov 20, 1998 - Present

A laboratory in space meant to study different sciences

Curiosity Rover

Nov 26, 2001

See if there's water on Mars

New Horizons

Jan 19, 2006 - Present

Sent a probe to Pluto and sent then out to Interstellar space

Kepler

March 7, 2009 - Present

Find more earth like plants and found over 3500 exo-planets

ISS 1 year mission

March 27, 2015 - 2016

First American to be in space for a year (Scott Kelly)