sparked the evolution of the space race, first satallite to orbit to earth, up there for 94 days and transmitted data for 3 month
first spacecraft that carries an animal up into space to see how it effects an animal.
testing cam the chimp for human potential space life, the chimp survived
russia had the first human being in space.
first american man to orbit the earth
goal was to put humans in space testing the limitations of space life
got the first pictures of mars
first mission to take pictures of jupiter, first probe to go through asteroid belt. first to use nuclear energy as power source
first statellite to visit 2 planets, venus and mercury
fly by's of Jupiter, Saturn and Titan the moon. sending data until 2025
first rover mission to go to Mars
Studied Saturn and it's moon titan, brought by NASA
micro gravity space lab. people continuously in it
first telescope to take pictures of our solar system
spirit- got stuck in soft soil on mars, opportunity- still sending back data
purpose was to explore exoplanets, looking for planets we could potentially live on.