History of Spacecraft Discoveries By Ike Everard and Jimmy Green
Vostok-1• A Russian mission• It carried the first man to space, Yuri Gagarin• The flight lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes• It launched on April 12, 1961• It was the first manned orbital flight• Gagarin never flew another rocket• Gagarin died in 1968 on march 27
Project Mercury• The Mercury rockets were aimed at getting the first man in space• The program ran from 1959-1963• There were 20 unmanned launches followed by 4 manned launches• The early planning was done by NACA• The actual mission was carried out by NASA• The name has no relation to the planet Mercury
Project Gemini• Project Gemini was the second American spaceflight program• The program had 10 manned launches from 1965-1966• The goal of project Gemini was to develop techniques for the upcoming Apollo missions• All of the launches for the Gemini program took place at Cape Canaveral using a Titan 2 GLV launch vehicle
The Apollo rockets• The Apollo 11 mission was the first to land on the moon• The first Apollo mission killed the entire crew In a pre-flight test• The Apollo program ran from 1961-1972• The Apollo program came after the Mercury and Gemini programs
Skylab• Sky Lab was the first US space station• It was launched by an unmanned Saturn V rocket• It included a workshop and a solar observatory above others• Sky Lab orbited earth from 1973-1979• There were two docking ports• It was damaged during launch
Sky Lab 2• This was the first manned mission to the Sky Lab• The Sky Lab was the first US space station• Even though the patch reads “Sky Lab 1” the mission is actually Sky Lab 2• The Saturn IB rocket carried 3 crew to the station• The crew were the first to visit a space station and come back alive
Soyuz-tm-14• The Soyuz mission tm-14 went tothe Russian space station, the MIR• The launch was in 1992 on march 17th• The mission lasted 145 days 7 hours• It carried 2 Russian, 1 French, and one German Cosmonaut• It landed on August tenth, 1992
The Space Shuttle• The Space Shuttle was the first reusable rocket NASA made, it was also our most recent space flight• The Space Shuttle flew many important missions to the ISS• The Shuttle also delivered the Hubble space telescope• The Program ran from 1981-2010 and was the most successful space program yet
Soyuz TMA-22• The Soyuz TMA-22 mission is on its way back from the ISS• It is projected to land on April 27th 2012• It is bringing ISS Mission crew 29 to the ISSmore data when it lands
ISS• It is the ninth space station in orbit• It is a modular structure• The first module was launched in 1998• You can see it without a telescope• It is in low earth orbit• It has funding through 2020• There is a solar array on it• There is a Russian side and a US side
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