Space exploration


Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957 - January 4, 1958

first artificial satellite
98 minutes to orbit

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

first animal in space (Lakia)
to test limits of an animal in space

Mercury red stone 2

January 31, 1961

first chimpanzee launched to space
16 minutes and 35 seconds
monkey survived landing in the Atlantic ocean

Freedom 7

May 7, 1961

astronaut into orbit around the earth
15 minutes in orbit
Allen Sheppard

vostak 6

june 16, 1963

first women sent into space
valentina tereshkoe
2 days 22 hours 53 minutes

Gemini Missions

1964 - 1966

to prepare for future apollo missions

Mariner 4

November 28, 1964

first probe to take pictures of mars

Apollo missions

may 25, 1966

to send men to the moon
6 missions made it

pioneer 10

March 2, 1972

first space craft to travel through the asteroid belt
first images of Jupiter

voyager 1

september 5, 1977

second to take pictures of Jupiter but first to go to outer planets
still transmitting data to this day
golden disc that contained human things in case aliens found it

hubble space telescope

April 24, 1990

takes pictures of deep space
it has seen 10 to 15 billion light years away


october 15, 1997

to study saturn and its moon titan
orbiting staurn right now and is going to crash into saturn sometime next year

international space station

november 28, 1998

28 countries involved
grew lettuce


March 4, 2002

first satellite to land on a moving comet

spirit and opportunity

june 10, 2003

2 mars rovers
spirit discontinued 2010
opportunity is still in orbit
search for signs of water on mars
both went past their goals

Dawn mission

July 6, 2007

to travel over ceres and gather info

Mars 2020

July 2020

to test geology of the planet
to see if we can colonize mars