When the United States first put the first satellite into orbit was in 1958!
Explorer 1 (1958 Alpha 1) was the first Earth satellite of the US.
Who tried first isn't known, but the then Soviet Union were the first to succeed in getting a satellite into orbit
The Soviet Union put "Sputnik" the first satellite in orbit, and the US saw their superiority as a threat and had to catch up.
voyager Explorer 1 was the first US satellite to orbit the earth. It was proceeded by two Soviet Sputnik satellites.
Dwight Eisenhower was the President on January 31, 1958 when the first US earth satellite, Explorer I, went into orbit.
I don't know who attenpted the first failed launch, but the first artificial satellite that successfully achieved orbit was Sputnik-1, launched from the USSR in October, 1957.
The U.S.A put 12 men on the moon so far. The US sent men to the moon in order to beat the Russians in the "Space Race", that was started when the Russians put the first satellite into orbit.
Explorer 1 was the first US object to be launched into Earth Orbit January 31st, 1958.
The U.S. responded to the launch of the first artificial satellite by the Soviet Union by launching its own satellite, Explorer 1, into orbit.
The launching of the satellite Sputnik, the first satellite in the world.
Sputnik 1 was the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957.
The Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957. The first US satellite, Explorer 1, was launched on January 31, 1958.
The first artificial satellite was Sputnik 1 and it was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the Soviet Union October 4 at 19:28:34p.m. in 1957. The first US satellite was Explorer I on January 31, 1958.
An example of a headline in 1958 was, Little Rock Arkansas was ordered by the Supreme Court to integrate its schools. Another example of a headline in 1958 was that the first US satellite was put into orbit.
The first country to launch a satellite into space was Russia, under the Soviet Union. The satellite was 'Sputnik 1'. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It's launch sparked a crisis within the US which precipitated the space race during the Cold War.
The first man-made satellite was Sputnik, launched into orbit in 1957 by the Soviet Union. The first American satellite was Explorer, launched the following year. The oldest satellite still in orbit is Vanguard, launched in 1958 by the US. There are now thousands of satellites currently in orbit, including communications satellites, GPS satellites, and the International Space Station. if you would like to see a real-time 3-D plot of satellites now in orbit, check out the JTRACK 3D web site from NASA.
Russia to put a man in orbit US to put on the moon
The first successful U.S. satellite launched into Earth orbit was Explorer I. It was launched by the Army on Jan. 31, 1958, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, four months after Russia orbited Sputnik. The 18-pound satellite had a cylindrical shape and was 80 inches long and six inches in diameter.