'Buzzing' Through Space
By: Stephanie You
1/7/1610- Galileo discovers Jupiter's Moons
10/4/1957- Sputnik 1 is launched
11/3/1957- Sputnik 2 was launched with a dog
8/19/1960- Sputnik 5 was launched
These were the dogs that were in Sputnik 5.
4/12/1961- Yuri Gagarin is the first man in space
5/5/1961- Alan Shepard is the first American to go to space
2/20/1962- John Glenn became first American in orbit
6/16/1962- Valentina Nikolyeva Tereshkova became the first Russian woman in space.
3/18/1965- Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space
7/14/1965- Mariner 4 transmitted the first pictures of Mars
2/3/1966- Russian spacecraft Luna 9 became the first to land on the moon
7/20/1969- Neil Armstrong is the first man to land on the moon
"That's one small step for a man, one giant step for mankind." --Neil Armstrong
6/18/1983- Sally Ride is the first american woman to go to space
2/20/1986- Mir was launched
1990s- Work on construction of the International Space Station (ISS)
This is the ISS as of October 16, 2002.
2/1/2003- Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
When Columbia re-entered the earth's atmosphere, the damage allowed hot atmospheric gases to destroy the internal wing structure, which caused the rocket to disintegrate, killing all seven members on board.
The picture above shows the crew of Columbia.
8/25/2003- NASA launched it's largest diameter telescope
7/1/2004- The Cassini spacecraft sends back pictures of Saturn's rings
11/27/2011- NASA sends curiosity to examine mars
8/6/2014- Rosetta lands on comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
After a wait of 7 hours, the descent to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a touchdown was finally made.