Space Exploration


First Man Made Item In Space

March 16,1942

The first man made item in space was actually a missile sent to blow up London. It was then used to blow enemies off Germany. It was a short range ballistic missile capable off blowing areas to tiny bits.

First Satellite Launched

October 4, 1957

The first satellite sent into space is the Sputnik 1 it was made by the Soviet Union it was sent to give information back to Earth. Sputnik 1 was burnt up on January 4 1958 because of the batteries ran out while orbiting and few to Earth.

Pioneer 1 Launched To a Height Of 70,000ft

October 11, 1958

The Pioneer 1 was launched to a height of 70,000ft it is also know as Able 2. It was supposed to go to the Moon but the miss trajectory and just sent it in space for 43 hours. It re-enter earth's atmosphere and crashed into the South Pacific Ocean.

Two Monkeys Sent to Space

May 28,1959

Two monkeys in a Jupiter missile are Launched for a testing run in space to test new equipment. After a few weeks the scientists retrieved the missile and luckily the monkeys survived and the scientists got great ideas for future suits.

First Men On the Moon

July 20, 1969

On 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong, and then Buzz Aldrin took "one small step" and became the first men on the moon. The first words said on the moon were "the Eagle has landed". Their spaceship, Apollo 11 worked perfectly, flying them 250,000 miles to the moon, and bringing them all the way back safely to earth. Buzz was a childhood nickname - his real name was Edwin!

Apollo 13 Exploded

April 14, 1970

In 56 hours past launch, an oxygen tank exploded after that, small explosions started happenning around the fuel bay. Pressure made plating from the engine tank explode.

Canadian Space Program Created

June 22, 1983

The first Canadian Space Program is made after a short while the first Canadian Space Team is made. During this time the Space Program started preparing for missions to send their astronauts on. So for now the Canadian Space Program has already made new discovers.

First Canadian In Space

October 5,1984

Marc Garneau is the first Canadian in space was launched in the Challenger for an 8 day mission. During that time the crew was experimenting different matter in space.

The Hubble Space Telescope is Launched

April 24, 1990

The Hubble Space Telescope is launched it gave us great pictures and they were pretty amazing. It gave scientists a great information of what we can't see with our regular eyes. Right now the Hubble Space Telescope is giving us pictures of other galaxies in different angles and scientists are preparing for more explorations.

International Space Station Launched

November 20, 1998

Costing a whopping 150 billion USD, this is the most sophisticated space station yet! The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. It follows the Salyut, Almaz, Skylab and Mir stations as the ninth space station to be inhabited. The ISS is a modular structure whose first component was launched in 1998. Like many artificial satellites, the station can be seen with the naked eye from Earth without any special equipment.

Dextre Arm Launched

March 11, 2008

The Dextre Arm, also known as the Canada hand is used on the ISS for carrying heavy cargo for the ISS. It uses heat sensors to come in contact with tiny meteriods that might come in contact with the ISS.

Voyager 1 and 2 will soon reach Interstellar Space

Jan 1, 2010

Voyager 1 launched in September 5 1977 and Voyager 2 launched in August 20 1977 where supposed to look at all the planets and Voyager 2 was behind Voyager 1 because it had to look at the planets more carefully than Voyager 1 .

Felix Baumgartner Jumps From The Stratosphere

October 14, 2012

Felix he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on October 14, 2012. As part of this project, he set the altitude record for a manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall.