This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on The Space Race Timeline - Sputnik to The Shuttle - 1957-1975. The total number of slides in the presentations is 48. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States, for supremacy in spaceflight capability. The technological superiority required for such supremacy was necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority.
The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, unmanned probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon. As all races, milestones are measured on dates of accomplishments up to the beginning of the Shuttle program.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, The Space Race - Timeline of Events – 1957-1975 and contains 31 slides and covers the following:
1957: Sputnik 1
1967: Sputnik 2
1958: Explorer 1 & Pioneer 3
1958: Luna 1 & Pioneer 4
1959: The First Astronauts Introduced
1959: Luna 2 & Luna 3
1961: Mercury 2 & Vostok 1
1961: Freedom 7
1961: Grissom Hatch Incident
1961: President Kennedy’s Challenge
1962: The First American in Orbit
1963: The First Woman in Space
1965: The First Space Walk
1965: Endurance Record
1966: Gemini 8 & Viskhod 2
1966: Luna 10 & Surveyor 1
1967: The Fire & Treaty on Principles
1967: Soyuz 1
1968: Zond 5, Apollo 7, Soyuz 2 & 3
1968: Zond 6 & Apollo 8
1969: Apollo 9, 10, 11, 12 & Surveyor 3
1970: Apollo 13
1971: Apollo 14 & 15
1972: Apollo 16
1975: Apollo 17 & Soyuz
End of Presentation
Conceived to reduce the cost of space flights, NASA's Shuttle Program originally was supposed to produce completely reusable vehicles, which would make launches routine and relatively cheap. The shuttle was later redesigned as semi-reusable. NASA’s previous space vehicles were costly because they were designed with the expendable launch-system technology, whereby each vehicle was launched, then discarded after one use.
In semi-reusable form, the shuttle completed dozens of successful missions, but 2 disasters have been etched into the nation's collective memory. The original idea of reaching space in vehicles that resembled airplanes rather than rockets dates to before World War II.
NASA's space shuttle program came to its official end on Aug. 31, 2011 after a 30-year run and 135 missions, just almost 1 month after the final mission landed on Earth.
Discovery, is now on display at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in northern VA. Endeavour is on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Atlantis, is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in FL. NASA's first 2 orbiters to fly, Columbia and Challenger, were lost with their crews to in-flight accidents in February 2003 and January 1986 respectively.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, The Space Race - The Shuttle Program - 1972-2011 and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Apollo Missions Completed
Space Shuttle Program Begins
The Challenger Disaster
Hubble Space Telescope
The Columbia Disaster
End of the Shuttle Program
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The Space Race.