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Space Exploration 1961-1968 . Paige Hilliard & Haley Redmond Period: 9. 1961. First Men in Space. April 12 th Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard the Vostok 1 108 minute orbit in space May 5 th American Astronaut Alan Shepard Project Mercury

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Space exploration 1961 1968

Space Exploration 1961-1968

  • Paige Hilliard & Haley Redmond

  • Period: 9



First men in space
First Men in Space

  • April 12th

  • Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

  • aboard the Vostok 1

  • 108 minute orbit in space

  • May 5th

  • American Astronaut Alan Shepard

  • Project Mercury

  • mission not designed to go in orbit


President kennedy s speech
President Kennedy’s Speech

  • May 25

  • Rice University Stadium



First american in orbit
First American in Orbit

  • February 20th

  • John Glenn

  • Friendship 7 Mission

  • 5th person to enter space



First woman in space
First Woman in Space

  • June 16th

  • Valentina Tereshkova

  • Vostok 6


First geosynchronous satellite
First Geosynchronous Satellite

  • Syncom 3

  • created in 1961

  • launched on August 19th

  • one sidereal day



First u s spacewalk
First U.S. Spacewalk

  • Ed White

  • aboard the Gemini 4

  • went back and forth 3 times


First close up images of mars
First Close-up Images of Mars

  • July 14th

  • aboard the Mariner 4

  • close enough to Mars to get pictures


First space rendezvous
First Space Rendezvous

  • U.S. astronaut Wally Schirra

  • Gemini 6 & Gemini 7

  • same orbit for 20 minutes



First docking
First Docking

  • Gemini 8

  • under the command of Neil Armstrong

  • spacecraft Gemini 8 docked with not formally named


First spacecrafts to soft land on moon
First Spacecrafts to Soft-land on Moon

  • February 3rd

  • Soviets

  • Luna 9

  • first planetary object ever landed on

  • June 2nd

  • Surveyor 1

  • Americans



Apollo 1
Apollo 1

  • January 27th

  • first U.S. space tragedy

  • cabin fire

  • Gus Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Rodger B. Chaffee were killed


First spaceflight causality
First Spaceflight Causality

  • April 24th

  • Vladimir Komarov

  • Soyuz 1 crashed re entering


First venus probe
First Venus Probe

  • June 12th – October 18th

  • Venera 4

  • Proved that:

    • water exsisted long ago on Venus

    • Venus was really hot



First moon orbit
First Moon Orbit

  • September 18th

  • Zond 5

  • got as close as 1,950 kilometers away

  • failed in re-entry


Apollo 7 mission
Apollo 7 Mission

  • October 11th

  • launched from Cape Kennedy Air force Station in Florida

  • Walter M. Shirra, Donn F. Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham

  • first manned Apollo

    mission


Apollo 8 mission
Apollo 8 Mission

  • December 21st

  • first space craft to reach the moon and return back in orbit

  • Frank Borman, James

    Lovell, and William Anders

  • first to see the Earth

    from the Moon


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