Space Nature Tube
Great for it’s a small world! help children to develop their imagination.
SPACE TRAVEL. Less than four years after the launch of the first satellite into space, Sputnik 1 in October 1957, human space travel began. Since then, American astronauts have walked on the Moon, and Russian cosmonauts have remained in space for more than a year at a time in space stations.Today astronauts travel in both rockets and the SPACE SHUTTLE. In the decades to come, astronauts are likely to return to the Moon to set up bases, and even travel to Mars to explore the secrets of our neighbouring planet.
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Yuri Gagarin was first man to travel in space, on 12 April, 1961, orbiting Earth once. The first American to orbit Earth, John Glenn, flew into space on 20 February, 1962. On 20 July, 1969, Apollo 11 made the first Moon landing. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. Michael Collins manned the command module. When it was first launched, on 12 April, 1981, the space shuttle began a new era in space flight. Until then, all launch vehicles had been expendable – they could be used only once. But the space shuttle is re-usable – most parts can be used again. The shuttle is made up of twin booster rockets, a winged orbiter which carries the crew, and an external fuel tank.