Launched October 4th 1957. Worlds first artificial satellite. Orbited for 98 minutes, died 3 months later.
November 3rd 1957 was launched. First animals in space, Lakia the dog.
Sent the first champanzie in space, Ham survived and lived a long life then died.
Launched May 7th 1961. In space for 15 minutes, Alan Sheperd/Pillot.
Sending men to the moon, eventually was 6 missions that made it to the moon.
Launched on June 16, 1963. First woman that is launched in space, Valentino Tereshokva. Up there for 2 days and 24 hours. Still alive right now.
They had to prepare for Apollo missions. Has astronauts orbiting missions.
First probe to take pictures of Mars.
First space craft to travel through the asteroid belt and make observations and pictures of Jupiter,
It explored the solar system. First satellite to make it out of the planets
Hubble takes pictures of deep space. farthest to explore in space was 12-15 light years.
Cassini orbits Saturn and is about to crash into Saturn next year.
Been up there since November 20, 1998. Still going right now.
First satellite to land on a moving commit.
On going mission that involves two of mars rovers. Spirit is discontinued and got stuck in soft soil and it still goes on. Searching for water in Mars. Both went far past there original goals. Going for more than 10 years.
Observe the dwarf planet saries.
Several mars that can be defined but have not launched yet.