Tag Archives: Space Race

1961: The Dawn of Human Spaceflight – Gagarin and Shepard’s Historic Missions

Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard pioneered human spaceflight in 1961, marking the start of an era of space exploration celebrated annually on Yuri’s Night

1957: Sputnik – The Satellite that Kickstarted the Space Age

Sputnik's launch by the Soviet Union in 1957, led by Sergei Korolev, ignited the Space Age and spurred significant advancements in space exploration and technology