It sparked the space race and intrigued the human race to further explore space. The first ever satellite.
The first spacecraft to carry a animal in space (Dog named Laika)
tested Ham the chimp to see if space would be OK for humans to travel to space
The first spaceship to carry a human into space. stayed up there for a hour and 40 minutes
It boosted the spirit of the U.S to strive to make a successful Space program
its goal was to practice putting Americans into space by preparing astronauts for the Apollo missions.
was a satellite to collect data on Mars and ended up getting the first pictures of mars
its goal was to collect data on some of the outer planets. First to use nuclear power
went to venus and mercury
Getting pictures of Jupiter and its moons.
Collecting data on mars surface
to study Jupiter and its moon titan
a spaceship to conduct experiments
To see exactly what is out there in space, the first telescope
Looking for earth - like planets