26 of the first things that ever happened in space
That was the first time in space, thanks man.
Who said that space is finite? Space has no limit. Like not have limit our opportunities. You think that even some 100 years ago mankind could only dream about space rockets and traveling through unexplored galaxies, into holes rereading popular fiction.
Today man has conquered space, starting with the first flight of Gagarin around the Earth and landing astronauts on the moon and to giant Hubble telescope which has allowed us to look into the past of the Universe, and, of course, space automatic interplanetary station Voyager-1 and Voyager-2, which are leaving the Solar system and go surf the vastness of the boundless Universe.
Today we decided to deviate from autotmatic and tell you about the most incredible achievements of mankind in space, which became possible thanks to new technologies and, of course, the coordinated work of a huge number of scientists, engineers, physicists, chemists, doctors, etc.
1957: First artificial satellite launched into Earth orbit
On the photo: 1957. Russian engineering technician working on the mechanics of the satellite “Sputnik-1”.
1957: a Dog named Laika becomes the first animal sent to space
Laika, the Russian space dog, sitting in the academic module, in 1957. Unfortunately, Laika did not survive this test.
1961: a Chimpanzee named ham became the first animal which communicates with a space module in space
January 31, 1961 launch of mercury-Redstone from Cape Canaveral, was sent into space chimp named ham (pictured chimp in front of the dynamometer test flight). The rocket brought a monkey to a height of 254 km from Earth. The mission was successful and ham did well in his task of retrieving lever in response to the flashing light.
1961: Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space
Yuri Gagarin is securely fastened in a capsule “Vostok 1”.
1961: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space
American astronaut Alan Shepard aboard the rescue ship shortly after landing in the Atlantic ocean may 5, 1961. Shepard spent his 15-minute suborbital flight at an altitude of 185 km in the capsule Freedom 7.
1962: John Glenn becomes the first American who made an orbital flight around the Earth
On Board the rescue ship Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn smiles with relief after completing its mission in February 1962.
1963: Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space
This is a photograph of Valentina Tereshkova in June 1963, is mapping in the Moscow space center.
1965: Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first person that goes into outer space
Leonov has freely been in space a total of 10 minutes.
1968: the American “Apollo 8” was the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon
Colonel Frank Borman (left), William Anders (center) and James Lovell (right) on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown after completing its mission on 27 December 1968.
1969: American astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon
Astronaut Apollo 11 buzz Aldrin stands on the moon’s surface with astronaut Neil Armstrong and lunar module reflected on the visor of the helmet from the suit.
1970: mission Aborted Lunar program “Apollo 13” ends happily for astronauts
The astronauts of Apollo 13 (from left to right) Fred Ḩays, Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert out of a rescue helicopter after a failed mission to the moon.
1971: Salyut-1 becomes the first space station in orbit
Space station “Salyut-1” before its launch into space in 1971.
1975: the Flight of “Apollo-Soyuz” – the first in the history of the United States and Russia joint project in space
American astronauts Tom Stafford (left) and Deck Slayton hold the tubes with Russian vodka, that they have been given to Russian cosmonauts in this historic joint flight in 1975.
1977: Voyager program is Launched, which launched the first satellite to reach interstellar space
In this illustration, the 1977 space probe “Voyager-2” passes through our Solar system. 25 Aug 2012 the probe “Voyager-1” signaled crossing the heliosphere. It was the first object created by man and launched into interstellar space.
1981: launch of the first reusable spacecraft
The spacecraft Columbia launched from Kennedy Space center on 12 April 1981.
1983: Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space
Sally K. Ride, a specialist on flight STS-7, communicates with ground controllers from the flight platform orbiting space Shuttle Challenger in 1983.
1984: Us astronaut Bruce McCandless makes the first overt space walk in history.
February 7, 1984, astronaut Bruce McCandless conducts the first walk in space.
1997: Mars Pathfinder becomes the first spacecraft that successfully landed on the red planet (Mars)
The robot spacecraft Pathfinder is preparing to start to explore the surface of Mars.
1998: John Glenn becomes the oldest person in space
Senator-astronaut John Glenn during training June 1, 1998 at the Johnson Space center in Houston NASA.
2001: NEAR Shoemaker becomes the first spacecraft that lands on the asteroid
In this picture, constructed from six images taken February 29, 2000, the asteroid Eros. The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker touched the surface of Eros on 12 February 2001.
2005: NASA nailed the comet probe
Ultrasonic probe NASA is faced with comet Tempel 1. The picture was taken with a medium resolution camera with a spacecraft 16 seconds after impact of the probe on 3 July 2005.
2012: a Detailed snapshot of a small portion of the space made by the Hubble space telescope, it becomes the deepest picture of space
The photo was assembled by combining 10 years of pictures of the space telescope NASA Hubble.
2013: Commander Chris Hadfield from Canada shoots first music video from space
Chris Hadfield posted a video on YouTube on may 12, 2013. Astronaut sings David Bowie.
2015: the Salad is the first food that was grown in space
Engineer Daniel Schubert holds lettuce at the German aerospace center on July 21 2014 in Bremen, Germany. Scientists and engineers from the German aerospace center are developing greenhouses for a potential Mars colony.
2016: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko return home after historic 340-day mission
Scott Kelly of NASA (left) and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos (right) celebrate their 300th day in space – January 21, 2016. The astronauts spent in space in total, 340 days aboard the International space station (ISS). This long flight was organized with the aim to find out what happens to the human body and the body in microgravity during extreme periods of time.
2018: the First production car launched into space
In this photo provided by SpaceX, the Tesla Roadster launched from a Falcon rocket. Sitting behind the wheel of a dummy driver called “Starman”. The car right now heading to Mars. 6 February 2018.