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Sputnik

11/4/1957

Sputnik was the first artificial satellite successfully placed in orbit around the Earth.

The antennas looked like whiskers pointing to one side.

Luna

11/11/1958

This mission was launched a few hours after pioneer 1.

Because Luna was on a faster trajectory I would have reached the moon first.

Mars

11/10/1960

The payload eventually burned up in the Earths atmosphere over eastern Siberia.

During the launch violent vibrations caused a gyroscope to malfunction

ESSA

2/3/1966

Over 4 years they sent thousands of images back fom space.

It's images were reaching 300 receiving stations around the world in 45 countries

Apollo 11

7/16/69

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon.

Neil Armstrong was the man who took the first step on the moon

Aqua

5/4/2002

Aqua is Latin for "water".

Aqua spacecraft is gathering info about the Earths water cycle