space exploration

Events

Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957

Sputnik 1: was the first artificial satellite. It was in orbit 3 months.

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

The main mission was study affects of a biological creature in a cretin amount of time on a dog named Lakia. Only made it for 2 days.

Mercury-Redstone 2

January 31, 1961

Physiological set up a Chimpanzee named Ham. 60 min 39 sec.

Vostok 1

April 12, 1961

The first human in space Buikohar. 108 min. It is still in use today

Freedom 7

May 5, 1961

The first American in space (Alan Shepard) it was going to be the first human to orbit the earth

Gemini Missions

April 8, 1964

there were 1-12 missions. Outside in a space suit. Space walks

Mariner 4

Nov. 28, 1967

Was the 4 in a series to do a fly. Performed first fly by Mars Mission.

Apollo Missions

July 16,1969

First successful moon landing by Neil Armstrong

Pioneer 10

March 2,1972

was the first spacecraft to travel trough the Asteroid Belt. First satellite to take close ups

Mariner 10

November 3, 1973

Measure Mercury surface

Voyager 1

September 5, 1977

Was part of the voyager program to study the outer solar system. they took advantage of a rare planetary alignment . NO humans and its still going

New Horizons

January 19, 2006

Study Pluto system