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A Brief History of Space Exploration

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SPACE EXPLORATION



1942



1957 3RD SEPTEMBER SPUTNIK 2

Laika becomes the first animal in orbit



1961 12 APRIL VOSTOK 1

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space



1963 16 JUNE VOSTOK 6

Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space



1969 21 JULY APOLLO 11

Neil Armstrong steps on the moon



1970 NOVEMBER LUNOKHOD 1

First rover landed on the moon



1972 2 MARCH PIONEER 10

First spacecraft to cross asteroid belt launched



1973 1973-1974 SKYLAB

First space station to hold > 1 crew member (3)



1977 5 september VOYAGER 1

To study outer solar system; contained golden record



1986 28 JANUARY CHALLENGER

Space shuttle Challenger disaster kills 7 crew members



1989 1989-1999

First human settlement in space starts (10 years)



1990 24 APRIL HST

Hubble space Telescope Launched



1996 4 DECEMBER MARS PATHFINDER

Mars pathfinder launched; its Rover lands on 4 July 1997



2003 1 FEBRUARY COLUMBIA

Space shuttle Columbia disaster kills 7 crew members



15 OCTOBER SHENZHOU 5

China's first manned Earth orbiter



2004 21 JUNE SPACESHIP ONE

First privately funded vehicle to reach space



2008 22 OCTOBER CHANDRAYAAN 1

India's first unmanned lunar probe; discovers water on moon



2012 25 MAY SPACEX DRAGON

First privately held company to carry a cargo payload



MAN HAS ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT SPACE AND WHATS OUT THERE. WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE V2 ROCKET IN 1942, MAN FINALLY PENETRATED INTO 'OUTER' SPACE. EVENTUALLY THIS LEAD TO THE SPACE RACE AND FINALLY AN INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

A Brief History of Space Exploration

shared by inosaint on May 22, 2013 in History

A Brief History of Space Exploration

shared by inosaint on May 22, 2013 in History

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A brief timeline of some important events in man's space dreams till 2013. More information can be read at http://bit.ly/11RS4VS
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