Space Race By: Travis Ekeren, Chris Velk, and Mark Broders
First Person to Orbit Earth Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit the Earth.
First American to Orbit Earth Alan Shepard, Jr. becomes the first American astronaut in space.
The Original Mercury 7 Astronauts John Herschel Glenn, Jr Walter Marty Schirra, Jr Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr Lieutenant Malcolm Scott Donald Kent Slayton Leroy Gordon Cooper Virgil I. Grissom
First Woman in Space in 1963 The first woman in space is Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.
Project Gemini Gemini was named after the sign in the Zodiac. Based on the Zodiac representation of twins, Project Gemini was so-named because of its use of two-person spacecraft.
First Space Flight Tragedy Three astronauts, Lt. Col. Virgil I. Grissom, Lt. Col. Edward H. White Roger B. Chaffee All died, On January 27, 1967, tragedy struck the Apollo program when a flash fire occurred in command module 012 during a launch pad test of the Apollo/Saturn space vehicle being prepared for the first piloted flight, the AS-204 mission.
Moon Landing Neil Armstrong and Edward Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
President Kennedy’s Goal in the Space Race Kennedy wanted to beat the Soviets to the moon.
What was Nikita Khruschev’s Motive Khrushchev wanted to show that communist technology was superior.
Goals of Project Mercury To orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth To investigate man's ability to function in space To recover both man and spacecraft safely