The History of Space Exploration During the time that has passed since the launching of the first artificial satellite in 1957, astronauts have traveled to the moon, probes have explored the solar system, and instruments in space have discovered thousands of planets around other stars.
NASA has an exciting new vision of future spaceflight—the return of humans to the moon by 2020 in preparation for visits to Mars and possibly beyond.
Fearful that Soviet successes in space mean the U.S. is losing the Cold War, congressional leaders, including future President Lyndon B. Johnson, quickly write the National Aeronautics and Space Act. The act creates a civilian agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to assume many of the duties.
(See a timeline of the space race and its modern-day version in private spaceflight.) In 2019, as of the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission , 12 humans—all American and all men—have ...
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Information about the United States space flight programs, including NASA missions and the astronauts who participate in the efforts to explore Earth s galaxy. Contents: NARA Resources Finding Aids for Records on Space Exploration Presidential Libraries General Space Resources CRS Reports Timeline NASA s Space Centers NASA s Space Programs Hubble Space Telescope Space Exploration Biographies ...
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Here is a timeline of space exploration 1957. 4 October Sputnik 1 becomes the first human-made object to orbit the Earth and triggers the frenetic ‘space race’ between the Soviet Union and the USA.. 3 November Sputnik 2 carries the dog Laika, who becomes the first living animal to travel into space. (She dies within seven hours of launch.)
Blast off into the history of space travel with this quiz on astronauts!