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Spudnik is the first artificial satellite by the Soviet Union

10/04/1957

Lika the dog was the first mammal into space by Russia

11/03/1957

Explorer 1 was the first satellite USA sent into space

01/31/1958

Mercury Program started in the USA

10/07/1958

Yuri Gagarin is the first astronaut into space by Russia

04/12/1961

Alan Sheperd is the first USA astronaut into space

05/05/1961

John Glenn is the first USA astronaut to orbit around the Earth

02/20/1962

Gemini Space Program started in the USA

12/15/1962

Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman into space by Russia

06/16/1963

Apollo Space Program started in the USA

09/18/1963

Neil Armstrong was launched by the USA in Apollo 11

07/16/1969

USA launched Voyager 1 and 2 probes

09/05/1977

STS-1 is the first space shuttle mission by the USA

04/21/1981

Sally Ride is the first USA woman into space

06/18/1983