Space Race Comic

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  • On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin from the Soviet Union becomes the first human in space.
  • On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announces his goal of sending an American to the Moon before the decade ends.
  • On June 16, 1963, the first woman and civilian, Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union, enters space.
  • On December 21, 1968, NASA sent the first human-crewed spaceflight to, and orbit of, another celestial object: the Moon.
  • On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, an American, becomes the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon. President Kennedy's dream becomes a reality.
  • The landing was broadcast on live TV to a world-wide audience. This landing, named Apollo 11, effectively ended the Space Race.
  • "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
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