Space Exploration


Sputnik 1

Oct 4 1957 - Oct. 26 1958

Sparked evolution of space explorations. First satellite to receive and send information to earth

Sputnik 2

Nov 3 1957

First dog sent into space, didnt survive more than two days.

Mercury Redstone 2

January 31, 1961

Had a chimp go into space and it was unsuccessful, he didn't make into space.

Vostok 1

April 12, 1961

Yuri Gagarin first man in space for one hour and forty-eight minutes. Sent by Russia.

Freedom 7

May 5 1961

First American to go into space.


April 8 1964

Put humans in space, it was a practice run for the apollo missions.

Mariner 4

Nov 28 1964

Flew past mars, took three years, captured first picture of mars.

Pioneer 10

March 2 1972

Mariner 10

November 3 1973

Went around mercury and Venus and took measurements, pictures, etc.

Voyager 1

September 5th 1977

Took pictures of Jupiter Saturn and the moon titan. Sending data until 2025, heading to the ort cloud.

Mars Pathfinder

December 4 1996

First successful rover mission to go to mars, it is still on mars collecting data.

Cassinni - Huygens

Oct 15 1997

Studies Saturn and its moon titan.

Hubble Telescope

April 4 1999

First telescope to be put in orbit, helps us see the universe much better.

Spirit and Opportunity

June 10 2005

Launched into orbit in June & July, Mars exploration rovers.


March 6 2009

Telescope launched into deep space in search for exoplanets.