Space Exploration

Events

Sputnik 1

Oct 4 1957

first artificial satellite ,

Sputnik 2

November 3rd 1957

to study affects of space. A dog named Lakla . Was suppose to be there for 10 days. Dog died.

Mercury Redstone 2

Jan 31 1961

Obtain physiological facts . Sent a chimpanzee named Ham in space for 16 minuets.

Vostok 1

April 12 1961

Yuri Gugurin first man in space . He was in space or 108 minuets .

Freedom 7

May 5 1961

Alan Shepard , first american in space, He was up in space for 15 minuets . He landed in Florida.

Mariner 4

November 28 1964

Was the 4th series to do a fly by exploration. First satellite to fly by Mars .

Apollo 11

July 16 1969

It was the first successful moon landing .

Pioneer 10

March 2 1972

Satellite heading to Jupiter. To over a year to get to Jupiter . First satellite to take pictures of Jupiter

Mariner 10

November 3 1973

First spacecraft to study Mercury.

Voyager 1

September 5th 1977

Used rare planetary alignment . No one aboard. Still giving information.

New Horizons

January 2006 - 2020

Studies Pluto .