Explorer project 4 months after Sputnik US sent Explorer 1 into space.
The Mariner Project was a series of US space probes build to provide information on the inner planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars.
Mariner 2 launched in 1962.
Many embarrassing disasters on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.
The Mariner Project was renamed
Voyager 1 launched from Kennedy Space Center September 1977. In 1980 it approached Saturn.
Voyager 2 launched from Cape Canaveral in 1977 also.
Viking 1 and 2 (summer 1976) 1st successful landing on mars. Designed to explore inner planets
Voyager 1 and 2 designed to explore outer planets
Galileo 1989 The 1st probe to orbit Jupiter and sent a smaller probe into its atmosphere. Launched from a space shuttle.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nation's public space program. Established on July 29, 1958, by the National Aeronautics and Space Act.
Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Mostly a manned spacecraft center. Established in 1965.
Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral Florida. Mostly a satellite and shuttle center.
Other places include Mississippi.
The Mercury Program (1960 1962)
1st program to put an astronaut into space.