Space Exploration

Events

Sputnik 1

Oct 4 1957

First satellite

Sputnik 2

Nov 3 1957

First spacecraft to send animal to space. Laika was the dog sent.

Vostok 1

Apr 12 1961

Race between Russia to US for first human to be in space. Russia won.

Gemini

Apr 8 1964 - Nov 11 1966

Put humans in space

Pioneer 10

Mar 2 1972

First mission to take pictures of Jupiter, also went threw the astroid belt

Mariner 10

Nov 3 1973

Went to Venus and Mercury

Voyager 1

Sept 5 1977

Took pictures of Jupiter and its moons. Still getting data today

Mars Pathfinder

Dec 4 1996

First rover on Mars

Cassini-Huygens

Oct 18 1997

Studying Saturn and moons. Over 16 countries involved.

International Space Station

Nov 20 1998

People doing experiments on different things

Hubble Space Telescope

Apr 24 1999

First telescope in orbit

Spirit and Oppurtunity

Jun 2005

Explore Mars surface

Kepler

Mar 6 2009

Looking for Earth like planets to live on