Space Race/Timelines

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A timeline (or several) relating to Space Race.

Timeline (1957-1975)

Date Significance Country Mission Name
August 21, 1957 Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR R-7 Semyorka SS-6 Sapwood
October 4, 1957 Artificial satellite (Earth's) File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Sputnik 1
November 3, 1957 Animal in orbit (dog) File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Sputnik 2
January 31, 1958 Detection of Van Allen belts File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-ABMA Explorer I
December 18, 1958 Communications satellite File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-ABMA Project SCORE
January 4, 1959 Artificial satellite (Sun's) File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Luna 1
February 17, 1959 Weather satellite File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA (NRL)1 Vanguard 2
June 1959 Reconnaissance satellite File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-Air Force Discoverer 4
August 7, 1959 Photo of Earth from space File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA Explorer 6
September 14, 1959 Probe to Moon File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Luna 2
October 7, 1959 Photo of the far side of the Moon File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Luna 3
April 12, 1961 Human in orbit File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Vostok 1
July 10, 1962 First active communications satellite File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-AT&T Telstar
September 29, 1962 Artificial satellite by a non-superpower File:Flag of Canada.svg Canada Alouette 1
June 16, 1963 Woman in orbit File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Vostok 6
March 18, 1965 Extra-vehicular activity File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Voskhod 2
December 15, 1965 Orbital rendezvous² File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA Gemini 6A/Gemini 7
March 1, 1966 Probe lands on another planet - Venus File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Venera 3
March 16, 1966 In-orbit rendezvous and docking File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA Gemini VIII
December 24, 1968 Manned Lunar orbit File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA Apollo 8
July 20, 1969 Human on the Moon File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA Apollo 11
April 23, 1971 Space station File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Salyut 1
November 14, 1971 Satellite orbits another planet - Mars File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA Mariner 9
November 9, 1972 Geostationary communications satellite File:Flag of Canada.svg Canada-BCE Anik A1
July 15, 1975 First USA-USSR joint mission File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR File:Flag of the United States.svg USA-NASA Apollo-Soyuz Test Project