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Sputnik is sent into space

October 4, 1957 - January 4, 1958

Tiros the first successful weather satellite is launched

April 1, 1960 - April 2, 1960

Vostok 1 is launched and first person in space orbits earth once

April 12, 1961 - April 13, 1961

Ranger 7 takes first close-range photos of the moon

July 31, 1964 - August 1, 1964

Soviet Luna 9 is the first spacecraft to softly land on the moon

February 3, 1966 - February 4, 1966

First Human steps on the moon

July 20, 1969 - July 21, 1969

Nasa launches first Synchronous Meteorological Satellite

May 17, 1974 - May 18, 1974

Two pioneer spacecraft reach venus

December 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978

Voyager 2 goes past uranus

January 1, 1986 - January 2, 1986

Japan launches the Nozomi probe to Mars

July 3, 1998 - July 4, 1998

Satellite Stardust lifts off for a rendezvous with the comet-wild-2

February 7, 1999 - February 8, 1999

Galileo completes another flyby of jupiter's moon Lo

October 16, 2001 - October 17, 2001