space exploration


Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957

worlds first artificial satellite, orbited for 98 min and orbited for 3 months

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

First animal in space, likia the dog

Mercury Redstone 2

January 31, 1961

First chimp in space, it was in space for 16 min. The chimp survived

Freedom 7

May 7 1961

First astronaut into space, was in space for 15 min

Vostok 1

June 16 ,1963

Valintina Tereshkova is first women is launched space, was in space for almost 3 days


1964 - 1966

Had Astronauts orbiting earth to test capabilities of human ;preparing for Apollo mission

Mariner 4

November 28,1964

First probe to take pictures of mars.

Apolo mission

January 27,1967

The goal was to send men to the moon, 6 missions made it to the moon

Pioneer 10

March 2,1972

first spacecraft to go though the asteroid belt and first images of Jupiter

Voyager 1

September 5,1977

the second satellite to take pics Jupiter and 1st to visit the outer planets

Hubble Space Telescope

April 24,1990

It takes pictures of deep space farthest its seen is 10-15 Billion light years and was used to pin point the age of the universe.


October 15,1997

Studied Saturn's rings and landed a prob on Titian an outer moon.

International space station

November 20, 1998

28 countries involved and the goal is to do experiments.


March 4, 2002

first satellite to land on a moving commet

Spirit and opportunity

June 10,2003

On going mission involving two mars rovers, Spirit is discontinued, the goal was to find water, both went very far past there original goals


July 6,2007

To observe the dwarf planet Seris

mars 2020

july 2020

To decide habability of the planet