Saturday, December 29, 2012

Luna 2 - First spacecraft on the moon

We've learned about the first satellite in outer space sputnik and the first American satellite Explorer 1.

Then we learned about the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin from Russia.
Followed by the Americans Alan Shepard and John Glenn.

The next big target in the space race was to get to the moon!

The first spacecraft to land on the moon was the Russian's Luna 2, on September 14, 1959.
luna 2
(from: wikipedia - luna 2)