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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 satellite November 3, Sputnik 2 First dog to orbit – Laika October 7, Luna 3 First image of the Moon’s Far Side April 12, Vostok 1 First human to orbit – Yuri Gagarin June 16, Vostok 6 First woman to orbit – Valentina Tereshkova March 18, Voskhod 2 First Space Walk – Alexi Leonov

3 Спутник Sputnik – launched on an R-7 booster

4 Sputnik 1 Спутник First Satellite to orbit the Earth

5 Sputnik 2 First Dog to Orbit the Earth Laika

6 Laika’s spacesuit

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 Gagarin 1st person to orbit the Earth April 12, 1961 Vostok 1

12 Alexi Leonov First Space Walk March 18, 1965 Voskhod 2

13 Valentina Tereshkova First Woman in Space June 16, 1963 Vostok 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 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

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