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  • 1. The Space Race
  • 2. SPUTNIK 1SPUTNIK 1 WAS THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITE. THE SOVIET UNION LAUNCHED IT INTO AN ELLIPTICAL LOW EARTH ORBIT ON 4 OCTOBER 1957.
  • 3. SPUTNIK 2SPUTNIK 2 WAS THE SECOND SPACECRAFT LAUNCHED INTO EARTH ORBIT, ON NOVEMBER 3, 1957, AND THE FIRST TO CARRY A LIVING ANIMAL, A DOG NAMED LAIKA.
  • 4. NASA – EISENHOWER 34TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1953 UNTIL 1961WHEN THE SOVIETS LAUNCHED SPUTNIK IN 1957 HE HAD TO PLAY CATCHUP IN THE SPACE RACE.
  • 5. NASA – EXPLORER 1EXPLORER 1 (1958 ALPHA 1)[5] WAS THE FIRST EARTH SATELLITE OF THE UNITED STATES. EXPLORER 1 WAS LAUNCHED ON JANUARY 31, 1958 AT 22:48 EASTERN TIME
  • 6. LUNA 2LUNA 2 (E-1A SERIES) WAS THE SECOND OF THE SOVIET UNIONS LUNA PROGRAMME SPACECRAFT LAUNCHED TO THE MOON. IT WAS THE FIRST SPACECRAFT TO REACH THE SURFACE OF THE MOON.
  • 7. YURI GAGARINYURI ALEKSEYEVICH WAS A SOVIET PILOT AND COSMONAUT. HE WAS THE FIRST HUMAN TO JOURNEY INTO OUTER SPACE, WHEN HIS VOSTOK SPACECRAFT COMPLETED AN ORBIT OF THE EARTH ON 12 APRIL 1961.
  • 8. ALAN SHEPARDAMERICAN NAVAL AVIATOR, TEST PILOT, FLAG OFFICER, NASA ASTRONAUT, AND BUSINESSMAN, WHO IN 1961 BECAME THE SECOND PERSON, AND THE FIRST AMERICAN, TO TRAVEL INTO SPACE.
  • 9. MERCURY 1959-1965 JOHN GLENNMA-6 WAS THE SUCCESSFUL FIRST ATTEMPT BY NASA TO PLACE AN ASTRONAUT INTO ORBIT. THE MA-6 MISSION WAS LAUNCHED FEBRUARY 20, 1962
  • 10. MERCURY 1959-1965 JOHN GLENNMA-6 WAS THE SUCCESSFUL FIRST ATTEMPT BY NASA TO PLACE AN ASTRONAUT INTO ORBIT. THE MA-6 MISSION WAS LAUNCHED FEBRUARY 20, 1962