10 Most Effective Space Events

Launch Date:4 October 1957 19:28:34:

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial earth satellite for atmospheric studies.

This  metal arming key is the last remaining piece of the first Sputnik satellite. It prevented contact between the batteries and the transmitter prior to launch. Currently on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Launch Date:12 April 1961, 
Major Yuri Gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.

Launch Date:July 16, 1969, 13:32:00 UTC:
First manned mission to the moon apollo 11. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Launch Date:16 June 1963,Lieutenant Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman in space.

Launch date: April 11, 1970 19:13:00 UTC
Apollo 13:Daramatic Space rescue: An oxygen tank explosion on april 13, forces crew to use emergency procedure. mission crew return to earth safely.

Viking 1: 1975-08-20 21:22:00 UTC
 (36 years, 11 months and 17 days ago)
First successful Mars landing with Viking reveals the Mars 
view.Viking was composed of two main parts: an orbiter 
designed to photograph the surface of Mars from orbit, and a 
lander designed to study the planet from the surface. 

26 February 1986,First consistently inhabited space station Mir Space Station. Till date it completes more than 86,000 orbits of the earth.

Launch Date: April 24, 1990, 8:33:51 am EDT 
Launch of revolutionary space observatory Hubble Telescope.It is the first major optical telescope placed in space.A 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) aperture telescope in low Earth orbit can take sharp images with almost no background.

Launch Date:28 april 2001
First space tourist Dennis Tito is an Italian 
American engineer and multimillionaire, most widely known as 
the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space spends 7 days, 22 hours and 4 minutes in space.

21 June 2004, SpaceShipOne was the privately funded human(Paul Allen) spaceflight developed by Scaled Composites at a cost of $25 million. Mike Melvill pilot of SpaceShipOne becomes the first commercial astronaut-pilot.


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