.

The Moon Landing Facts: You Should Know

Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on digg
Share on reddit

The First Human in Space

The Russians won the space race 12 April 1961 when their Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin piloted his space Capsule Vostok 1 one around Earth’s orbit.

How many humans have landed on the moon?

  • Starting with Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin 20th July 1969
  • The USA made 5 more moon landing missions up till 1972. 12 people in total have walked on the moon.
  • Alan Bean, Pete Conrad Apollo 12
  • Edgar Mitchel, Alan Shepard Apollo 14
  • James Irwin, David Scott Apollo 15
  • John Young, Charles Duke Apollo 16
  • Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt Apollo 17

The Space Race Time Line

From Apollo 11 Science Museum exibit
From Apollo 11 Science Museum exhibit

1944

Germany under Nazi rule fires its first V2 rocket targeting England and France.

1955

The Soviet Union builds it’s top secret Cosmo Drome  Baikonur

1957

The Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space cold Sputnik 1

1958

the USA  launched its first satellite into space Explorer 1.

1959

in the USA NASA starts weightlessness training

1961

April Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man into space aboard Vostok 1.

May 1961

USA launchers Alan Shepard into sub-orbit for 15 minutes onboard a spacecraft freedom 7.

1961

USA President Kennedy declares the US will land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade.

1962

Neil Armstrong is selected by NASA as one of the astronauts for the Gemini missions.

February 1962

USA astronaut John Glenn aboard Friendship 7 was the first American to orbit the Earth.

1963

The Soviet Union put the first woman into space aboard Vostok 6. her name was cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

1965

The Soviet Union performed the first spacewalk outside spacecraft Voskhod 2  cosmonaut Alexi Leonov

January 1967

USA three astronauts I killed during testing of Apollo 1

April 1967

Soviet Union cosmonaut killed during re-entry to Earth due to Parachute fail of Soyuz 1

November 1967

The first Saturn V rocket launched into space

1968

Apollo 8 to the USA first spacecraft to travel around the moon and back.

1969

USA Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong first man to set foot on the moon.

1972

Apollo 17 to the USA is NASA’s last mission to the moon.

Rockets also flew to the moon

Dec 1968- 1972 Apollo missions, 8,10, 13 also sent another 12 humans to fly to moons orbit and to engage in lunar landings, which did not involve humans walking on the moon.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x