Space exploration

Events

marinner 4

november 28 1946

mars fly by mission

sputnik 1

oct 4 1957

first artificial satellite, in space for about 3 months

sputnik 2

nov. 3 1957

dog on it, named lakia, terrier

mercury-redstone 2

jan 31 1961

obtain physiological, ham the chimpanzee

vostok 1

april 12 1961

yuri was first man in space, in space for 1 48 minutes

freedom 7

May. 5 1961

first human from usa to go into space named alan sheperd up for 15 minutes

gemini missions

April 8, 1964 - November 11, 1966

learn about space suits, Neil Armstrong was also a part of this mission

apollo 11

july 16 1969

first successful moon landing

pioneer 10

march 2 1972

orbit Jupiter

mariner 10

November 3, 1973

measure mercury

voyager 1

sept. 5 1977

took advantage of rare planetary alignment, to study the outer solar system (gas giants)

new horizons

jan 19 2006

study the Pluto system and objects on kuiper belt