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Braun publishes concept of a manned space station in a Collier's Weekly magazine

1952

Man in Space first aired

March 9, 1955

Braun becomes nationalized American

April 15, 1955

Sputnik 1 launched

1957

NASA officially started

July 29 1958

Braun: first director of NASA

July 1960 - February 1970

First manned space-flight by Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

1961

First American orbital flight by NASA

1962

First humans on Moon

July 16 1969

Braun and Family relocated to D.C

March 1 1970

Braun retires

May 26, 1972

NASA 190,000-lb Skylab in Earth orbit

1973

Braun diagnosed with kidney cancer

1973

Braun earns National Medal of Science

1975

Braun dies (aged 65)

June 16, 1977