It sparked the evolution of Space X. It encouraged scientists to further explore space. It was the first satellite to make orbit. It stayed in orbit for over 90 days. It transmitted data for over three months.
It was the second space craft to make orbit. It was the first space craft to carry an animal up into space. They sent a dog named Laika.
Sent the second animal into space. It was the first chimpanzee in space named Ham. It was only in space for 16 minutes. He was trained to work the machines in the space craft.
It was the first man in space.
It boosted American spirits. It had the first American man to orbit the earth and his name is Al Shepard.
To put humans in space. It was practice for the Apollo Missions. They were testing out the limitations for space flight.
It got the first pictures of Mars. Before it lost connection it got extra information about Venus.
The first mission to pass by Jupiter and get some data on it and the rest of the outer planets. It was the first to go through the asteroid belt.
The first satellite to visit two planets. It observed Venus and Mercury and it collected information on their mass and atmospheres.
It flew by Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon Titon.
It was the first telescope to go into outer space. It would help us see what is in outer space.
It was the first successful mission to go to Mars.
It is studying Saturn and its moon Titon. It has 16 participating countries.
It lets us know a lot about space and how things work in space.
To study Mars.
is discovering earth like planets that we could possibly live on when our earth dies out.