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Space Travel. Cristal Locke. First Dog in Space. Laika was the first dog sent into orbit around the Earth. Sputnik 2, Russian, November 3, 1957 Laika was originally thought to have survived in Earth orbit for four days, dying in space when the batteries to the cabin over-heated.

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space travel

Space Travel

Cristal Locke

first dog in space
First Dog in Space
  • Laika was the first dog sent into orbit around the Earth.
  • Sputnik 2, Russian, November 3, 1957
  • Laika was originally thought to have survived in Earth orbit for four days, dying in space when the batteries to the cabin over-heated.
  • In 2002, we realized that Laika died 5 to 7 hours into the flight, from overheating and stress.
more dogs
More Dogs
  • Chernushka. a few mice and a guinea pig - launched March 9, 1961.
  • Zvezdochka - launched on March 25, 1961 and orbited once in final preparation for the Vostok 1 mission.
  • Verterok and Ugolyok were launched on February 22, 1966, in the satellite Kosmos 110. This was a 22-day mission.
monkeynauts
Monkeynauts
  • Gordo the squirrel monkey. December 13, 1958. Drowned in the Atlantic Ocean when the flotation device on the nose cone failed and it sank.
  • Able and Baker, rhesus and squirrel monkey. May 28, 1959. Successful.
first cosmonaut
First Cosmonaut
  • Colonel Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin
  • March 9,1934 - March 27, 1968
  • Soviet human in space
  • Gagarin piloted the Vostok 1 mission which launched April 12, 1961. His flight lasted 108 minutes and orbited the Earth once. The spacecraft was recovered later that day in the Saratov region of the Soviet Union.
first woman cosmonaut
First Woman Cosmonaut
  • Colonel-Engineer Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
  • (1937- )
  • Soviet woman in space
  • She was on the Vostok 5 mission which launched on June 16, 1963, and orbited the Earth 48 times. The flight lasted 2.95 days. The spacecraft was recovered on June 19, 1963, in the Soviet Union
first american in space
First American in Space
  • Alan B. Shepard Jr.
  • (1923-1998)
  • This astronaut briefly flew into space on May 5, 1961, in Freedom 7, a Mercury space capsule.
  • The capsule splashed down at sea and was retrieved by helicopter.
first american woman in space
First American Woman in Space
  • Sally Kristen Ride
  • ( May 26, 1951- )
  • Dr. Ride's first trip into space was aboard NASA's space shuttle Challenger (STS-7) in 1983 (June 18-June 24). Her second (and last) space flight was the eight-day Challenger (STS 41-G) mission (in October, 1984).
first person to walk on moon
First Person to Walk on Moon
  • Neil Alden Armstrong
  • (1930- )
  • Apollo 11 mission, which took off on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr., landed on the moon on July 20, 1969
first teacher chosen for space
First Teacher Chosen for Space
  • Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe
  • (1948-1986)
  • NASA's Space Shuttle Challenger Mission 51-L exploded only 73 seconds after its launch on the morning of January 28, 1986.
first african american woman
First African American Woman
  • Mae C. Jemison
  • (October 17, 1956 - )
  • Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-47, Spacelab-J) as the Mission Specialist; the mission lifted off on September 12, 1992 and landed on September 20, 1992.
first space station
First Space Station
  • Salyut 1
  • Launched on April 19, 1971 from Baikonur.
  • 13.1 meters long and about 4.2 meters across
international space station
International Space Station
  • United States
  • Russia
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Brazil
foolish humans
Foolish Humans!
  • Orson Welles – The War of the Worlds – 1958