Space exploration includes voyages by any type of craft outside the atmosphere of the Earth. More than 5,000 spacecraft have been launched since 1957, when the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 ushered in the space age. These craft include manned spacecraft, space probes and satellites.
In this reading challenge you will be looking at the different ways humans have explored space. We’ve put a timeline worksheet at the bottom for you to write a timeline of the ‘space race’.
Be sure to check out the short story Test Rocket! by Jack Douglas and tweet what you thought of it.
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