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
Germany under Nazi rule fires its first V2 rocket targeting England and France.
The Soviet Union builds it’s top secret Cosmo Drome Baikonur
The Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space cold Sputnik 1
the USA launched its first satellite into space Explorer 1.
in the USA NASA starts weightlessness training
April Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man into space aboard Vostok 1.
USA launchers Alan Shepard into sub-orbit for 15 minutes onboard a spacecraft freedom 7.
USA President Kennedy declares the US will land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade.
Neil Armstrong is selected by NASA as one of the astronauts for the Gemini missions.
USA astronaut John Glenn aboard Friendship 7 was the first American to orbit the Earth.
The Soviet Union put the first woman into space aboard Vostok 6. her name was cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.
The Soviet Union performed the first spacewalk outside spacecraft Voskhod 2 cosmonaut Alexi Leonov
USA three astronauts I killed during testing of Apollo 1
Soviet Union cosmonaut killed during re-entry to Earth due to Parachute fail of Soyuz 1
The first Saturn V rocket launched into space
Apollo 8 to the USA first spacecraft to travel around the moon and back.
USA Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong first man to set foot on the moon.
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.