Night Astronomy Space Exploration

Notable Achievements in Space Exploraton

1957 Sputnik 1 - The first artificial satellite launched from earth.  Soviet Union

1961 Vostok 1 - First human in space Yuri Gagarin.  Soviet Union



1961 Venera 1 - First spacecraft to fly by another planet (Venus).  Soviet Union


1968 Apollo 8 - First manned orbit of another world (The moon)  USA


1969 Apollo 11 - First humans to walk on the moon. USA


1976 Viking - First rover to search for life on Mars. USA

1977 Voyager Program - Close flyby of the outer planets in the solar system USA


1990 Hubble Space Telescope   USA

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