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Nasa Timeline


NASA Timeline


12 Aug 1960 Nasa successfully orbited Echo 1, a 100 foot infatable, passive communications satellite

14 May 1973 Skylab, a small orbital space platform, was launched.

1 Apr 1960The U.S launched Tiros 1st the first successful meteorological satellite, for monitoring Earth's weather


2 Mar 1972Pioneer 10 was launched to Jupiter from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida

18 Dec. 1999Terra, the flagship of NASA’s Earth Observing System, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

27 Jun. – 7 Jul. 1995The Space Shuttle Atlantis docked to the Mir Space Station.

24 Apr. 1990Launch of the Hubble Space Telescope from the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-31)


25 May 1972Nasa research pilot Gary Krier flew an F-80 modified with a digital-fly-bye-wire flight controled system

7 Aug. 1996NASA announced that a team of its scientists had uncovered evidence, but not conclusive proof, that microscopic life may have once existed on Mars.

18 Oct. 1989The Galileo spacecraft was launched from STS-34 and began a gravity assisted journey to Jupiter.

20 July 1989President George H. W. Bush announced plans for the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI).

20 Aug 1975Viking 1 was launched from Kennedy Space Centre on a trip to Mars.

30 Aug. 1983 Guion S. Bluford was a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-8) and became the first African American astronaut.

12 Apr. 1981 Astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen flew Space Shuttle Columbia on the first flight of the Space Transportation System (STS-1).


28 May 1959The United States launched two monkeys, Able and Baker, aboard a Jupiter missile and recovered them after a suborbital flight.

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4th October 1957 Russia launched the first satellite into space; Sputnik 1, and the space age had properly begun!

1 June 1956Losif Samuilovich Shklovsky he specialized inthe Sun's corona, supernovae, and cosmic rays and their origins.

24 May 1543 Was a renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.

16 – 24 Jul. 1969 Apollo 11: the first lunar landing mission with astronauts Neil A.

20 Feb. 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, making three orbits.

31 Oct. 2000 Expedition One of the International Space Station launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with astronaut William M.

14 Jan. 2004 President George W. Bush announced the new Vision for Space Exploration in a speech at NASA Headquarters.

19 Jan. 2006 The New Horizons spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral beginning its nine-year trip toward Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.


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