Space Race Timeline
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Germany create rockets in WW2 that can reach up to 80 km high.
The first living organism, a dog, is sent to space.
The first monkey was sent to space, named Albert.
The USSR (Russia) sent the first satellite, Sputnik, to space.
Luna 2(made by Russia) was the first man made object to land on the moon.
Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit Earth.
Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon.
An American probe, named the Mariner 9, successfully sent back detailed pictures of Mars.
The Space Shuttle was sent into space with the intention to make space travel more frequent and affordable as it is reusable.
the first space station, the MIR, is constructed, however is no longer in space.
Dennis Tito became the first space tourist, paying 20 million USD for his trip.
The first privately owned manned space flight is achieved by SpaceShuttleOne.
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