Time After Time
Your mission is to create a timeline by placing the following
astronomical events in chronological order. You may wish to use the
Space Stuff section to help you meet your goal.
In the center column you will see a date. The left column contains an
Earth-bound event that occurred during that year. You must decide what
space-related event also occurred that same year. Place the appropriate
letter in the box located in the right column. Once you have completed
the chart, check your skills by clicking on the check-me box.
- American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first
humans to set foot on the moon.
- The United States launched the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Columbia was the first reusable manned spacecraft ever to be launched.
- John Glenn orbited the Earth three times in Friendship 7.
- The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after take-off,
killing all seven astronauts on board.
- The Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first man-made
- The final and longest Apollo mission to the moon occurred as
Apollo 17 spent twelve days on the moon's surface.
- Dr. Valeri Polyakov, a Russian cosmonaut, ended a 14 month stay
aboard Space Station Mir, claiming the record for the longest continuous
stay in space.
- Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she
launched aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
- A cockpit fire during an Apollo 1 training exercise claimed the
lives of astronauts Edward White II, Roger Chaffee, and Virgil Grissom.
- The Hubble Telescope was launched aboard the Space Shuttle
Discovery and deployed in space.
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