Why do we go to Space?
We need to go to space and explore it.
Other reasons, without it, you might won’t have satellite navigation systems,
and such as other like telephone communication, etc.
- in 1957, Earth’s first artificial satellite – the Soviet Sputnik 1, was launched into space.
- a dog, Laika – was the first living creature into the space on Sputnik 2 in 1957; Laika died when the spacecraft’s oxygen supplied run out.
- the first controlled Moon landing was made by the Soviet Luna 9; Luna 9 launched on 31 January 1966 from Baikonur Cosmodrome and reached the Moon on 3 February 1966.
- Soviet Venera 7 was the first probe to touch down on another planet – Venus; the probe was launched from Earth on August 17, 1970, and landed on 15th December 1970.
Space Travel by astronauts or cosmonaut
- What’s the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?
– The distinction is that they are titles awarded by different space agencies. They both mean essentially the same thing and they both come from Greek;
Astronaut is used by NASA, ESA, CSA and JAXA;
astro (star) + naut (sailor)
Cosmonaut is used by the Russian Space Agencyosmonaut;
cosmos (space) + naut (sailor)
The Chinese don’t use Greek terminology.
The use their own language and call the person;
“space navigating personnel”.
Human into Space by Cosmonaunt / Astronaut
- Yuri Gagarin – the first manned space flight was made on 12th April 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut in Vostok 1.
- Valeri Poliakov – spent 437 days on board the MIR Space Station. (wikipedia)
- Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station (ISS) since 2011, staying for six months at a time.
- List of A-Z Astronauts by name
- List of Cosmonauts (USSR / Soviet)
- More information about ‘Into Space‘
Exploration Space Travel Time lines
Did you know?
- Russia’s MIR Space Station, connected to Atlantis Space Shuttle.
- MIR was launched in 1986 and made 76,000 orbits for Earth before it was crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 2001.
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