March 31, 2020
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Space Race Timeline
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February 20, 1962- John Glenn orbits around the Earth.
June 6, 1963- A Russian, Valentina Tereshkova, becomes the first woman in space.
October 12, 1964- The first mission to send multiple men into space.
January 1966- Sergei Korolov, the driving force behind the Soviet space program, dies.
January 27, 1967- A fire during routine testing of the Apollo spacecraft kills three astronauts.
May 28, 1959- NASA launches two monkeys from Cape Canaveral and successfully recovers.
Ended on July 15-24, 1975- The last Apollo mission carriers Donald K. "Deke" Slayton into space with Tom Stafford and Vance Brand (Slayton, one of the original Mercury astronauts, had not previously flown in space due to a heart fibrillation.) In orbit, they dock with a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft. The mission proves the compatibility of the two space programs and paves the way for future collaborations and rescue missions.
The Space Race began on October 4,1957- The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 into earth orbit. The first man-made satellite passes overhead, making one revolution every 90 minutes
July 16, 1969- Apollo 11 begins its mission to the moon.
July 24, 1969- Apollo 11 returns to earth safely.
January 31- February 9, 1971- Alan Shepard, the first American in space, commands Apollo 14 for the third Lunar madding on February 5th.
April 16-27, 1972- Apollo 16 landed on the moon and travels almost 17 miles with the Lunar rover.
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