<event start="1945 AD" end="1957 AD" isDuration="true" title="Project Paperclip">
   Authorized by President Harry Truman after World War II, it brought German scientists, including Wernher von Braun, to the United States. They were taken to Fort Bliss but later, they were moved to Redstone Arsenal outside of Huntsville, Alabama. At Redstone, the scientists created a ballistic missile called the Redstone Rocket. The Redstone Rocket was modified to include a space capsule instead of a warhead. The Mercury-Redstone rocket took Alan Shepard, the first American, into space.
  <event start="May 28 1959 00:00:00 GMT" title="Able and Baker - Monkeynauts">
   Two monkeys launched 300 miles into space in a Jupiter AM-18 rocket. Their sub-orbital flight reached speeds up to 10,000 mph for 15 minutes. They were weightless for about 9 minutes and withstood forces 38 times the normal pull of gravity on Earth. The pair was recovered 1,500 miles away near Puerto Rico in the South Atlantic. They became the first surviving living creatures successfully recovered after a space flight.
  <event start="May 24 1962 07:45:16 EST" title="Aurora 7">

The object of this mission was to put a man in orbit. The man that was put into orbit was M. Scott Carpenter. This was one of the spacecrafts included into the Mercury series.

  <event start="May 14 1973 00:00:00 GMT" title="Skylab">

A science and engineering laboratory was launched into Earth orbit.Three crews of 3 men each visited the station, with their missions lasting 28,59,and 84 days.

  <event start="1963 AD" end="1972 AD" isDuration="true" title="Apollo Missions.">

The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal.

  <event start="1991 AD" title="Leeson students were born.">
      Most of them, anyway.

<event start="Mar 01 1996 00:00:00 GMT" title="Shuttle-Mir (ISS Phase One)" link="http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/ISS_OVR/index.htm"> Seven US astronauts spent a total of 32 months with 28 continuous months. </event>

<event start="Nov 2 2000 00:00:00 GMT" title= "First humans lived on ISS" link="http://astronomy.wikia.com/wiki/International_Space_Station">

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     start="Dec 25 2008 00:00:00 GMT" 
       Praise the lord.

<event start="Mar 23 1965 14:24:00 GMT" end="Apr 13 1965 00:00:00 GMT" isDuration="true" title="Gemini III" link="http://www.astronautix.com/flights/gemini3.htm">
      First spacecraft to maneuver in orbit.

<event start="June 06 1932 00:00:00 GMT" title="Dave Scott (astronaut) born" link="http://www.optcorp.com/edu/articleDetailEDU.aspx?aid=2578">

      Dave was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963. As commander of the Apollo 15 mission, the fourth human lunar landing, he was the seventh person to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon. As command module pilot on Apollo 9, David Scott became the last American to fly solo in earth orbit.

<event start="April 11 1970 13:13:00 GMT" title="Apollo 13"

      Apollo 13 was the third manned mission by NASA intended to land on the moon, but experienced a mid-mission technical malfunction that forced the lunar landing to be aborted. It was the start of the famous quote "Houston, we have a problem" first said by Lovell. It became known as a successful failure. by traharolyn


<event start="1967" end= "1980" isDuration= "true" title="Saturn V" The Saturn V was a multistage liquid-fuel expendable rocket used by NASA's Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 until 1973. In total NASA launched thirteen Saturn V rockets with no loss of payload. It remains the largest and most powerful launch vehicle ever brought to operational status from a height, weight and payload standpoint. by traharolyn </event>

<event start="Nov 11 1988 15:00:00 GMT" end="Nov 11 1988 18:25:00 GMT" title="Buran Shuttle"> Soviet Shuttle authorized in 1976 in response to the US Space Shuttle Program. It was launched by Engeria LV and orbited the Earth twice before its mission ended due to computer memory limitations. It was unmanned, but showed much potential.


<event start="Dec 25 1991 00:00:00 GMT" title="The end of the CCCP.">

     December 25, 1991, Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR, declaring the office extinct and ceding all the powers still vested in it to the president of Russia: Yeltsin. On the night of that same day, the Soviet flag was lowered for the last time over the Kremlin.

<event start="1995 AD" end="1997 AD" isDuration="true" title="Shuttle-Mir (ISS Phase One)" link="http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/ISS_OVR/index.htm"> The Russians sent up Shuttle-Mir. Phase One took two years to complete which included continuous stays by astronauts. Nine months of docking missions gained knowledge in technology, international space operations and scientific research. </event>

<event start="Jun 08 1959 00:00:00 GMT" end="Oct 24 1968 00:00:00 GMT" isDuration="true" title="Rocket X-15 Program">

     Jun 8, 1959 was the unpowered glide flight.  Its First powered flight was September 17, 1959. This rocket benefited the following Space progrmans;Mercury, Gemini and Apollo.The spaceprogram final flight was performed on October 24, 1968     

<event start="Mar 09 1934 00:00:00 GMT" end="Mar 09 1968 00:00:00 GMT" isDuration="true" title="Yuri Gagarin">

     Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a russian astrounaut,who was one of the first in history to be rocketed in an orbital space flight. He traveled in the vehicle known as Vostok which weighed 5tons. Selected as a cosmonaut in 1960, and named commander of the cosmonaut group in 1963.Cosomaut refers to space sailors who are members of the Russian Space Program

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