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Space Agencies and Rocket History

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NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
ESA
European space agency
JAXA
Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
RSF
Russian Space Federation
ASRI
Australian Space Research Institute (since 1990)
100 AD
Chinese discover gunpowerder, making the first sky rocket
16th Century
German fireworks marker, Joahann Schmidlap invents the "step ladder"
17th Century
Newton develops the three laws of motion
1800s
William Hale realises that using fins at the base of rockets provides spin. He becomes the father of modern rocketry
1926
America builds the first successful liquid fueled rocket
1941
Germans invent the V1
1942
Germans develop the V2- the first long ranged missile
1945
The man who invented V1, Wernher Von Broun arrives in USA to begin the NASA program
1957
The USA vs Russia (USSR) space race begins; Von Broun leads the rocket buildings in USA; Russia beast USA by launching SPUTNIK
1959
Mercury mission begins; Russia gets the first man to orbit
1961
USA commits to get a man to the moon
1962
Saturn V Rocket gets chosen as preffered rocket to get to the moon
1969
Americans Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins landed on the moon
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