The first US satellite, Explorer 1, went into orbit on January 31, 1958.
The first human to fly into space was Alan Shepard (February 20, 1962.
History was made when Neil Armstrong took a step on the moon. It was on July 20, 1969.
What's fascinating is the time of which people landed on the moon. Over 4 decades has passed since.
Much of the work of getting a space craft to its destination is done before it is launched. Scientists use the gravity and clockwork of the solar system.
Scientists need to keep track of the movement of objects in the solar system as well as gravity exerted by large planets.
(Neil) Woooh! We're going to the moon! I'm soo excited!
(Buzz) Could you quiet down there Neil?
We made it to the moon! Look! We can jump around!
I know right, I mean who would've thought that we could escape the Earth's gravity?
Well, back to Earth we goo!
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