Space Exploration


Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957 - January 24

7:28 - launched
it was the worlds first artificial satellite
Orbited for 3 months

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

The importance is it was the first animal in space Lakia

Mercary Redstone 2

January 31st, 1961

Significance - First chimpanzee in space
16 minutes and 39 seconds - lasted up in space
It did not die , it survived it landed in the Atlantic ocean

Freedom 7

May 5, 1961

First american to orbit around Earth
lasted 15 minutes
Guy that orbited was Alan shepard

Apollo Misssion

May 25, 1961

Sending Men to the moon
6 missions that made it to the moon
Apollo 11, 12 ,13 didn't make it
Apollo 14,1516 did make it

Vostaks 6

June 16,1963

First women that was launched up into space
valentina tereshkova was the women that got launched
Valentina was up there 2 days 22 hours with 3 minutes

Gemini Missions

April 8, 1964 - 1966

prepare for apaloa missions ,

Mariner 4

November 24, 1964

First probe to take pictures of Mars

Pioneer 10

March 2, 1972

First spacecraft to travel to Jupiter
First to to make observations and take pictures of Jupiter

Voyager 1

September 5, 1977

Second to take picture of Jupiter
First to make it to the outer planets
Contains music , and human language for if Aileen or something finds it and knows a little about us.

Hubble Space Telescope

April 24, 1990

Takes picture of deep space
The farthest a hubble has gone 10 to 15 billion light years away
Used Hubble to identify how long ago earth was made

Cassini Huygens

October 15, 1997

To study Saturn and its moon titan
Later than next year it's going to crash into Saturn
First ever moon landing in other moon

The international space station

November 20, 1998

Whole goal is to do experiments
28 countries involved
Grew lettuce


March 4, 2002

launched by ESU to find information of a comet

first satellite to land on a moving comet

Dawn mission

July 6, 2007

To travel over Ceres and gather information

Spirit and opportunity

June 10

an ongoing mission involving two mars rogers
A spirit means it got stucked but opportunity that it can still be working.
Objective was to find water in Mars , both went very far from their original goals
june 10,2003

Mars July 2020

July 2020

To test geology of the planet
to see if we can colonize with mars.
to see if humans can live or be in mars