June 15, 2023
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-Auburn, MA- Goddard launched first liquid fueled rocket. This used liquid O2 and gasoline as the propellant.
-Germany- First V2 launch Wernher Von Braun Long range ballistic missile, first object sent to space.
-Soviet Union- First dog sent to space but did not orbit Taygan and Dezik
-Soviet Union- Mikhail Tikhonraeoo First artificial satellite sent to orbit - Sputnik 1 size of a beach ball, weighed 83.6kg, took 98 minutes to orbit the Earth
-Soviet Union- Yuri Gagarin First human in space Vostok 1
-USA- Alan Shepard First human piloted spaceflight Freedom 7
-USA- Niel Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin First humans on the moon Apollo 11
-Soviet Union- First space station sent to orbit. Salyut 1
-USA- First untethered space walk Bruce McCandless and Col. Robert Stewart STS 41B To repair the Solar Max Satellite
-USA- Challenger Explosion Launched for 73 seconds, then exploded killing all 7 astronauts.
-USA- Cassini - Huygens Mission launched A satellite that orbited around Saturn for over 20 years, sending back pictures.
-USA- Kepler Mission launched A satellite searching and researching Earth sized planets orbiting other stars.
-USA- Cassini-Huygens Mission Completion Satellite burned up in Titan's atmosphere while relaying scientific data back to Earth.
-USA- First Consumer Car in Space SpaceX Elon Musk launched his Tesla into space to orbit between Earth and Mars, with Starman in the driver seat.
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