by: brody duncan
why was the space race so important?
What was the purpose of the space race?
What was invented or discovered?
Who were the important people?
these are the astronauts in NASA.
Aldrin, Edwin "Buzz"
Conrad, CharlesCooper, Gordon
Which countries were involved?
What were the important “Firsts”?
August 19, 1960First animals and plants returned alive from spaceSputnik 5
1Project Vanguard transferred from the NRL to NASA immediately before launch.
June 19, 1963Five-day human spaceflight recordVostok 5
October 12, 1964First multi-person crew (3)Voskhod 1
March 1, 1966First impact into another planet (Venus)Venera 3
April 3, 1966First artificial satellite to orbit another celestial body: the MoonLuna 10
November 19, 1969First precisely targeted piloted landing on the Moon (Surveyor 3 site)
First man to dance on the Moon (Pete Conrad)Apollo 12-NASA
2 The Soviet Union had attempted an earlier rendezvous on August 12, 1962. However, Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 only came within five kilometers of one another, and operated in different orbital planes. Pravda did not mention this information, but indicated that a rendezvous had taken place.
November 23, 1970First remote-controlled mobile vehicle on another celestial body: the MoonLunokhod 1
December 15, 1970First soft landing on another planet (Venus)
First signals from another planetVenera 7
November 27, 1971First impact into MarsMars 2
December 2, 1971First soft Mars landing
First signals from Mars surfaceMars 3