On February 12,2001 the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft was successfully landed on the surface of the asteroid Eros.
On February 20, 1969 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
On February 20, 1986, the first phase of the Mir space station was successfully launched and placed into Earth orbit.
On March 1, 1982, the Soviet Venera 13 landed on Venus and provided the first Venusian soil analysis.
On March 5, 1979, the U.S. Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, arrived at Jupiter and began sending back amazing images of the giant planet and its moons.
On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space.
On April 19, 1971, the first Space Station, Salyut 1, was launched by the U.S.S.R..
On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit.
On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American to be launched into space.
On May 14, 1973, the first U.S. Space Station Skylab was launched.