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1 The Race for Space
Space History The Race for Space

2 Hipparchus Hipparchus created the world’s first accurate star map in 130 B.C. He created this map by his own knowledge of mathematics and observations of the stars.

3 Galileo Galilei In 1609 Galileo made improvements on the telescope. With his improvements he was able to discover four of Jupiter’s moons, cycles of Venus and was one of the first to study sunspots.

4 1. Sputnik- October 4, 1957 Who- U.S.S.R.
Accomplishments- first man made object to orbit the earth

5 2. NASA- October 1, 1958 Who- USA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

6 3. Yuri Gargarin- April 12, 1961 Who-U.S.S.R.
Accomplishments- first man into space and orbits the Earth once in Vostok I

7 4. John Glenn- February 20, 1962 Who- NASA
Accomplishments- first American in orbit Orbits the Earth 3 times in Mercury Friendship 7

8 4. John Glenn-October 29, 1998 Who- NASA
Accomplishments- oldest man in space (77) launches on space shuttle Discovery

9 5. Apollo 11- July 20, 1969 Who- NASA Accomplishments- first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong and then Buzz Aldrin

10 5. Saturn V- 1967 Who- NASA Accomplishments- three staged rocket with enough power to send astronauts to the Moon during Apollo program and also launched Skylab

11 5. Lunar Module “Eagle” July 20, 1969
Who- NASA Accomplishments- Armstrong and Aldrin rode detached from the command module and rode in this to land on the Moon

12 5. Neil Armstrong First man to walk on the moon
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

13 6. Skylab-May 14, 1973 Who- NASA Accomplishments experiments performed including medical experiments on humans' adaptability to zero gravity Came back to Earth July 11, 1979

14 6. Mir- February 20, 1986 Who-U.S.S.R.
Accomplishments- docked with Soviet spacecraft and United States shuttles Helped prepare for ISS missions and experiments On March 23, 2001 Mir deorbited after 15 years

15 7. Voyager 1- August 1977 Who- NASA
Accomplishments- space probe is farthest man made object in space and first to leave solar system Detailed photo study of Jupiter/Saturn systems Carries golden record with details of life on Earth in case it’s discovered by intelligent life

16 8. Space Shuttle Program1981-2011
Who- NASA Accomplishments-135 missions with reusable space vehicles 5 shuttles in fleet-Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis

17 8. Challenger- April 4, 1983 Who- NASA
Accomplishments – first shuttle spacewalk First woman in space Had 9 successful launches

18 8. Challenger Disaster- January 28, 1986
After the Challenger’s devastating destruction. President Ronald Reagan comforted the nation with these words, “The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God.“

19 8. Columbia- April 12, 1981 Who- NASA
Accomplishments- first shuttle to launch Had 27 missions before final mission was lost 16 minutes before landing on February 1, 2003

20 9. Hubble- April 24,1990 Who- NASA
Accomplishments- deployed by Space Shuttle Discovery Able to take sharp photos of distant objects One picture shows 10,000 galaxies and goes back 13 billion years

21 10. International Space Station- November 20, 1998
Who- 16 different countries Accomplishments- completed July 8, 2011 Largest satellite to orbit Earth, can be seen with the naked eye Research laboratory with microgravity

22 11. What does the future hold?
Virgin Galactic Commercial Space Flight $200,000 tickets 6 minutes of weightlessness Moon/Mars missions… ?????

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