1946 - Former Nazi joins US space program
1960 - A rocket explosion killed over 100 people
1968 - Man on the moon - but its one small step for a man, and one embarrasing blunder by the Soviets.
The greatest secrets behind the space race...
Check out National Geographic - The Space Race - The Untold Story
The interactive flash timeline is impressive!
Trivia: On the moon, Neil Armstrong apparently said, "Good luck, Mr.Gorsky." (But I really don't know how true this is.)