Presentation on theme: "CCCP was the early winner"— Presentation transcript:
1 CCCP was the early winner Early Space Firsts!CCCP was the early winner
2 Firsts in Space - CCCP October 4, 1957 Sputnik 1 Спутник First orbiting satelliteNovember 3, Sputnik 2First dog to orbit – LaikaOctober 7, Luna 3First image of the Moon’s Far SideApril 12, Vostok 1First human to orbit – Yuri GagarinJune 16, Vostok 6First woman to orbit – Valentina TereshkovaMarch 18, Voskhod 2First Space Walk – Alexi Leonov
7 Luna 3 1st image of the moon’s farside October 7, 1959
8 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.
11 Yuri Gagarin1st person to orbit the EarthApril 12, 1961Vostok 1
12 Alexi LeonovFirst Space WalkMarch 18, 1965Voskhod 2
13 Valentina TereshkovaFirst Woman in SpaceJune 16, 1963Vostok 6
14 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!
15 DisclaimerAloha 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