Americans In Space
American Space Exploration By Paul Harris
What is the purpose of this topic?
The purpose of Americans in space is so that we can learn more about space and so that we beat thee Russians in the space race.
What was invented or discovered?
Spacecraft was invented and space travel was discovered.
Which countries were involved?
United States and Russia
What were the important “Firsts”?
Explorer 1 Satellite
John Glenn - First to orbit the Earth
Edward White - First "Space Walk"
Apollo 11 - First lunar landing
Neil Armstrong - First man to walk on the moon
Columbia - First spaceship with wings
Any important places?
Kennedy Space Center
Houston Space Center
When was it discovered or began – end?
Space travel began when the Soviets launched their first satellite, Sputnik in 1957. It has not ended. Many countries work together on the International Space Station.
How does it affect us today?
We may need space travel in our future to learn more about our universe.
Any other important or interesting facts?
It took four million people to send one man to space!