The Space Race
SPUTNIK 1SPUTNIK 1 WAS THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITE. THE SOVIET UNION LAUNCHED IT INTO AN ELLIPTICAL LOW          ...
SPUTNIK 2SPUTNIK 2 WAS THE SECOND SPACECRAFT LAUNCHED INTO EARTH ORBIT, ON NOVEMBER 3, 1957, AND THE FIRST TO             ...
NASA – EISENHOWER              34TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1953 UNTIL 1961WHEN THE SOVIETS LAUNCHED SPUTNIK I...
NASA – EXPLORER 1EXPLORER 1 (1958 ALPHA 1)[5] WAS THE FIRST EARTH SATELLITE OF THE UNITED STATES. EXPLORER 1 WAS LAUNCHED ...
LUNA 2LUNA 2 (E-1A SERIES) WAS THE SECOND OF THE SOVIET UNIONS LUNA PROGRAMME SPACECRAFT LAUNCHED TO THE                  ...
YURI GAGARINYURI ALEKSEYEVICH WAS A SOVIET PILOT AND COSMONAUT. HE WAS THE FIRST HUMAN TO JOURNEY INTO OUTER SPACE,       ...
ALAN SHEPARDAMERICAN NAVAL AVIATOR, TEST PILOT, FLAG OFFICER, NASA ASTRONAUT, AND BUSINESSMAN, WHO IN 1961 BECAME THE     ...
MERCURY 1959-1965 JOHN GLENNMA-6 WAS THE SUCCESSFUL FIRST ATTEMPT BY NASA TO PLACE AN ASTRONAUT INTO ORBIT. THE MA-6 MISSI...
MERCURY 1959-1965 JOHN GLENNMA-6 WAS THE SUCCESSFUL FIRST ATTEMPT BY NASA TO PLACE AN ASTRONAUT INTO ORBIT. THE MA-6 MISSI...
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The Space Race - History

  1. 1. The Space Race
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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