Astronomy Timeline

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Explorer

1/31/1958 - May 1958

only lasted 111 days

Mercury Project

1959 - 1963

Apollo

1961 - 1972

1: Ended in disaster 8: Took a trip around the moon 11: landed on the moon 7/20/69 13: Accident

Gemini Project

1962 - 1966

Pioneer

1965 - 1966

explored the astroid belt, 6, 7, 8, 9 also in 1967 and 1968

Sky Lab

1973 - 1979

USA space station

Mars pathfinder

09/12/1976 - 12/12/1976

cheep and fast

Voyager

09/10/1977 - 12/10/1977

There were two voyagers to explore jupiter and Saturn

Space Shuttle

1981 - 2011

Viking

1986 - 1987

Galileo

October 18 1989 - september 23 2003

Hubble Telescope

1990 - 2002

Allowed to see outside of out galaxy

Shuttle Mir

1994 - 1998

Russians

Cassini

October 15 1997 - 2017

expected to end 2017

International Space Station

1998 - 2012

A combination of 16 countries space station where they test experiments for life outside of earth. Still ongoing today

Chandra

1999 - 2012

Was only planned for 5 years but is still going today

Stardust

february 7 1999 - december 7 1999

Genesis

August 8 2001 - April 22, 2004

Crash landed in Utah

Space x

2002 - 2012

Still ongoing today

Deep impact

January 12 2005 - december 12 2005

Poenix Mars Lander

02/19/2008 - 03/15/2008

Curiosity

November 26 2011 - December 2012

Goal was to see if life was possible on mars

NuSTAR

June 13 2012 - december 20 2012

Still ongoing

IRIS

january 2013 - December 2013

Expected to launch in 2013

James Webb

2018 - 2019

Is planned to launch in 2018