Presentation on theme: " 1914 a scientist named Goddard patented the first rocket Goddard first obtained public notoriety in 1907 when he fired a powder rocket in the basement."— Presentation transcript:
1914 a scientist named Goddard patented the first rocket Goddard first obtained public notoriety in 1907 when he fired a powder rocket in the basement of the physics building at WPI. School officials then took an immediate interest in Goddard's work and, to their credit, did not expel him for the incident.
1926 Goddard launches the first successful rocketOn March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard successfully launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in Auburn, Mass. The first-of-its-kind rocket reached an altitude of 41 feet, lasted 2 seconds and averaged about 60 miles per hour.
1954 Viking spacecraft reach 159 miles above the earth. Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers. in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building blocks of life.
1957 Soviet satellite,sputnik,became the first manmade object to orbit earth
1961 Soviet Yuri Gagarin becomes the first space traveler
1967 Photograph of the moon taken by lunar orbiter
1969 Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. He began his NASA career in Ohio.
1972 Apllo 16 takes pictures of earth Launched: 16 April 1972 UT 17:54:00 (12:54:00 p.m. EST) Landed on Moon: 21 April 1972 UT 02:23:35 (20 April 09:23:35 p.m. EST) Landing Site: Descartes (8.97 S, 15.50 E) Returned to Earth: 27 April 1972 UT 19:45:05 (02:45:05 p.m.
1973 First U.S. space station launchedAmerica's first experimental space station, Skylab, was designed for long durations. Skylab program objectives were twofold: To prove that humans could live and work in space for extended periods, and to expand our knowledge of solar astronomy well beyond Earth-based observations. The program was successful in all respects despite early mechanical difficulties.
1976 Images from satellite show Martian soil Mars.