The first man made object to orbit space is launched.
It is launched carrying Allan B. Shepard, jr., him becoming the first man in space
Edward White II makes the first U.S. space walk from Gemini 4.
Surveyor 1 is the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the Moon.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin not only became the first two men to land on the moon, but to walk on it also
First object to orbit planet besides Earth, Mars
Voyagers 1 and 2 leave Earth to meet with Jupiter in 1979 and Saturn in 1980.