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6 Dec 2017
Launch of the first US satellite, Explorer 1.
Russian probe Luna 3 sends first pictures of the far side of the moon.
NASA launch a chimpanzee named Ham into space aboard a Mercury rocket.
Russian Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space in a 108-minute flight in Vostok 1
First American in SPace (Alan Shepard)
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First astronaut to orbit the Earth (John Glenn, USA)
NASA's Mariner 2 scans the surface of Venus
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, aboard Vostok 6.
Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov makes the first space walk
Mariner 4 flies by Mars
First Moon Landing (by Soviet spacecraft Luna 9)
A fire on the launch pad of Apollo 1 kills three US astronauts
First death in space (Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komorov)
Soviet craft Venera 4 lands on Venus
First crewed spacecraft to orbit the moon (Apollo 8)
Us astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon
Ruusian rover the first vehicle to drive on the Moon
Launch of first space station (the Soviet Salyut 1)
First space probe to fly-by Jupiter (Pioneer 10)
First space probe to fly-by Mercury (Mariner 10)
First US and Soviet spacecraft docking (Apollo/Soyuz)
First successful landing on Mars (by space probe Viking 1)
First Saturn fly-by (Pioneer 11)
First space shuttle launch (Columbia)
First Uranus fly-by (Voyager 2)
Space shuttle Challenger explodes during launch, killing all seven crew
Launch of Russia space station Mir
First fly0by of Halley's comet (by European space probe Giotto)
First Neptune fly-by (Voyager 2)
Space shuttle Discovery launches the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
The first port of the International Space Station (ISS) launched
Mars CLimate Orbiter disappears after orbiting Mars
Mars Polar Lander disappears, creating further embarrassment for NASA
Mir space station abandoned and crashes off the coast of Australia in the Pacific Ocean
Space shuttle Columbia explodes on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts
Twin Mars Lander missions 'spirit' and 'opportunity' land on Mars
Russians landed the first artificial satellite
A dog named Laika becomes the first living creature sent from Earth into space, aboard Russia’s Sputnik 2.
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