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Transcript of Space Exploration
Did you ever wonder what started the race to space?
Did we really just want to go to the moon or were there ulterior motives?
We were not the first...
First US satellite, Explorer 1, reaches orbit on January 31, 1958. Later, in July, NASA is created.
Both the USA and USSR improved on their spy satellites. But the USSR sent to first man to space.
In 1955, President Eisenhower created what policy to help the US spy on the USSR?
Use the link to find your answer and put it in your timeline.
1957 Sputnik 1 is launched
On Oct. 4, 1957 the Soviet Union sent Sputnik 1 into orbit. The first "spy" satellite.
Write this information in your notes. Include a picture of Sputnik 1 to see the evolution of space flight.
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On April 12, 1961
What is the ship called that took the first cosmonaut to space? Add this information to your timeline.
Use the link to find your answer and read more about the flight mission and near death experience. Include a picture to show space travel evolution.
What Apollo mission was the first to land on the moon?
Add your answer to timeline notes.
What astronaut said "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"? Add this quote and answer to your timeline.
The Apollo Missions
What happened to the first Apollo 1 mission that halted the space program?
Write the dates of each Apollo Launch on your timeline in a new color to show the difference in technology and space exploration missions.
The Space Shuttle Missions
List the 6 Space Shuttle Names in order on your timeline with dates of service. Use a different color for all the Space Shuttle Missions to show the difference in space exploration on your timeline.
Include information about Shuttle Challenger and Columbia disasters in 1986 and 2003.
November 20, 1998
Construction on the International Space Station began.
Include the International Space Station on your timeline using a different color to show the difference in technology and space advancement. Answer the following questions and include on timeline.
1. What altitude does it fly at above Earth?
2. How long does it take to make one trip around Earth?
3. How big is the International Space Station?
Five different space agencies representing 15 countries built the $100-billion International Space Station and continue to operate it today.
From 1981-2011 a total of 135 missions were flown. During that time the program flew 355 people representing 16 countries.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Landing