Presentation on theme: "Early Space Firsts! CCCP was the early winner. Firsts in Space - CCCP October 4, 1957 Sputnik 1 Спутник –First orbiting satellite November 3, 1957 Sputnik."— Presentation transcript:
Firsts in Space - CCCP October 4, 1957 Sputnik 1 Спутник –First orbiting satellite November 3, 1957 Sputnik 2 –First dog to orbit – Laika October 7, 1959 Luna 3 –First image of the Moons Far Side April 12, 1961 Vostok 1 –First human to orbit – Yuri Gagarin June 16, 1963 Vostok 6 –First woman to orbit – Valentina Tereshkova March 18, 1965 Voskhod 2 –First Space Walk – Alexi Leonov
Luna 3 1 st image of the moons farside October 7, 1959
Luna 3 images the FarSide The Luna 3 spacecraft returned the first views ever of the far side of the Moon. The first image was taken at 03:30 UT on 7 October at a distance of 63,500 km after Luna 3 had passed the Moon and looked back at the sunlit far side. The last image was taken 40 minutes later from 66,700 km. A total of 29 photographs were taken, covering 70% of the far side. This is the first image returned by Luna 3, taken by the wide- angle lens, it showed the far side of the Moon was very different from the near side, most noticeably in its lack of lunar maria. The right three-quarters of the disk are the far side. The dark spot at upper right is Mare Moscoviense, the dark area at lower left is Mare Smythii. The small dark circle at lower right with the white dot in the center is the crater Tsiolkovskiy and its central peak.
Yuri Gagarin 1 st person to orbit the Earth April 12, 1961 Vostok 1
Alexi Leonov First Space Walk March 18, 1965 Voskhod 2
Valentina Tereshkova First Woman in Space June 16, 1963 Vostok 6
Союз Советских Социалистических Республик, СССР Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, SSSR) Motto Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) Translation: Workers of the world, unite!MottoWorkers of the world, unite!
Disclaimer Aloha I put together these power points for use in my science classes. You may use them in your classes. Some images are public domain, some are used under the fair-use provisions of the copyright law, some are mine. Copyright is retained by the owners! Ted Brattstrom