8th Grade Ch. 2 Sec. 2 The Space Program

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8th Grade Ch. 2 Sec. 2 The Space Program

  1. 1. Ch. 2 Sec. 2 The Space Program
  2. 2. Ocean of Storms Sea of Tranquility
  3. 3. Space Race
  4. 4. Laika Laika, the dog, was the first living being to orbit the Earth in space. Laika died when the Sputnik 2 capsule overheated after four days or less in orbit. 
  5. 5. Space Race rivalry in space exploration between US & Soviet Union
  6. 6. <ul><li>ational eronautics </li></ul><ul><li> & </li></ul><ul><li>pace </li></ul><ul><li>dministration </li></ul>NASA
  7. 7. Soviet Union : Sputnik I 40-pound sphere 1st artificial satellite Oct. 4, 1957 Yuri Gagarin 1st person in space- Vostok I <ul><ul><li>April 12, 1961 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. United States Explorer I 1st American satellite January 31,1958 Alan Shepherd 1st American in space-Freedom 7 <ul><ul><li>May 5, 1961 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Thirty-six years later, on October 29, 1998 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, John Glenn became the oldest person to go into space at the age of 77-years-old. John Glenn 1 st American to orbit Earth- in Friendship 7 February 20, 1962
  10. 10. Important events in moon exploration <ul><li>JFK speech- May 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo program-land astronauts on moon </li></ul><ul><li>Surveyor - landed on moon & did not sink </li></ul>Surveyor
  11. 11. <ul><li>July 20, 1969 – </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo 11 landed on moon </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Armstrong-1 st man to walk on moon </li></ul>
  12. 12. That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong
  13. 13. moon rocks <ul><li>same minerals on Earth </li></ul><ul><li>when moon’s surface formed </li></ul><ul><li>moonquakes- center of moon may be molten </li></ul>
  14. 14. Alfred (Al) Worden Apollo 15 July 26- August 7, 1971
  15. 16. new missions to moon <ul><li>2003- European Space Agency orbited unpiloted spacecraft to orbit moon </li></ul><ul><li>2004- US announced plan to put permanent colony on moon  Mars </li></ul>Planning a Voyage to the Moon
  16. 17. You and your team will be creating a timeline that outlines the important dates of the space race & current space program. <ul><li>You must include 10 important events with dates, pictures and 1-2 sentences describing each event. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>satellite launches </li></ul><ul><li>people in space </li></ul><ul><li>space race </li></ul><ul><li>problems that the space program had </li></ul><ul><li>first landing on the moon </li></ul><ul><li>recent events in the space program   </li></ul><ul><li>EVERYTHING MUST BE TYPED </li></ul>

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