Group V The History Of Space Travel

Space travel has been attempted ,many times by man but the first flight to land man on moon was Apollo 11 which carried 3 men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the two who went onto the moon but the pilot Michael Collins never left the probe whilst he waited For Aldrin and Armstrong to embark the capsule. The rocket was launched from Kennedy Space center in Merrit Island, Florida on July 16, Apollo was the 5th NASA planned trip to the moon but the only one that ever reached the moon.

The USSR/CCCP had a space program that lasted for about 61 years before the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991. In its history it launched the first intercontinental missile, the first animal in orbit, the first satellite, the first woman in orbit,first space walk, first moon impact, first image of the far side of the moon, first unmanned lunar soft landing, first space rover and the first space station.

NASA is a US based space organisation which is now internationally recognized, although being a part of the US government it is entirely civilian orientated encouraging peace in Space science. They became operational on 1 October 1958. Since that time NASA has been the leaders of space science, including the Apollo missions, space shuttles, the hubble space telescope and probably most famously the international space station (ISS) as well as the Skylab space station. NASA are now overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles.

The ISS is a space station which orbits the earth, which recently had the first solely British astronaut on it, Tim Peake, the ISS constantly has astronauts on it working on many different parts of space. The pats of the station were delivered by NASA and the Roscoms. There are 5 organisations that work on the ISS, NASA, Roscoms, JAXA, ESE and CSA.

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