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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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