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Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space? On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man in history to step on the surface of the moon.

Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space?

Millions of people tuned in to a broadcast of the event, and after Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. joined Armstrong, the two spent about two and a half hours gathering lunar rocks to bring back for analysis. The success was a triumph, not just for the United States, but for mankind, the imagination and the possibilities of exploration. What many people don't know, however, are the special sacrifices that had to be made in order to get astronauts up into space at all. The major unsung heroes of space exploration, it turns out, are animals. Before space programs started sending people up into orbit, scientists couldn't agree on what it would be like for a living organism to leave Earth's atmosphere.

To learn more about animals in space and how they helped scientists learn more about space exploration, see the next page. Mars One. The Space Race. By the mid-1950s, the U.S.

The Space Race

-Soviet Cold War had worked its way into the fabric of everyday life in both countries, fueled by the arms race and the growing threat of nuclear weapons, wide-ranging espionage and counter-espionage between the two countries, war in Korea and a clash of words and ideas carried out in the media. Kepler Orrery Animation. Lunar Missions Ltd - Lunar Mission One. Whether you are looking to be kept regularly updated on the progress of Lunar Mission One, or whether you want to influence the future of Lunar Mission One, the Lunar Missions Club is your key to being part of this historic mission.

Lunar Missions Ltd - Lunar Mission One

The Lunar Missions Club will be a community which, over the next ten years, will help guide this mission to success. Members of the Lunar Missions Club will be kept up to date with the latest mission developments, receiving exclusive newsletters and updates from the Lunar Mission One team. They will also be able to have their say on some of the project’s key decisions, such as the organisation and management of the public archive, aspects of the lunar landing module design and the roll out of the worldwide education programme.

The club will be officially launched in 2015 but early-adopters can continue their discussions through our Kickstarter site until we launch the main club here. Space and NASA News – Universe and Deep Space Information. StarTeach Astronomy Education. The UK's best astronomy magazine. Space News From SpaceDaily.Com. Dawn Mission: Dawn - Home Page. SuperWASP. SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) Home - Jodrell Bank. Gran Telescopio CANARIAS. National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (Arecibo Observatory) Astrobiology Magazine Exploring the Solar System and beyond.

Helioseismology. Solar System Visualization Project. Solar System Visualization(SSV) ProjectScience Collaboration Testbed (SCT) Task Significant and Additional Content: Mars Science Update - Mars: An Active Planet Today?

Solar System Visualization Project

Malin Space Science Systems Super Resolution Mars Pathfinder Pan by Tim Parker MVACS Processing flow diagram by David A. (Click image to see the entire diagram) Mars Polar Lander Demo Page Prototype DemonstrationsThe links and images which follow are "story-board" mockups of proposed web pages, tools, and environments. SETI Institute. Voyager Golden Record. Voyager 1 Golden Record (FULL)(5 HOURS)(1080p) Leo Space Telescope. The ARKYD 100 Space Telescope is Planetary Resources’ first Arkyd Series 100 product.

Leo Space Telescope

It will provide the company with the core spacecraft technologies necessary for asteroid prospecting while creating the first space telescope within reach of the private citizen. The ARKYD contains the critical structures, avionics, attitude determination and control, and instrumentation that enable low-cost asteroid exploration. The ARKYD 100 Space Telescope provides spectacular views of the Earth’s surface and deep space, including the rich, virtually unexplored areas between our planet and the Sun. Central to its configuration and functionality is a precision imaging system. With arc-second resolution, the ARKYD 100 spacecraft camera will provide detailed celestial and Earth observations where you want them, and when you want them. ESA/Hubble. ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on USTREAM: The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) was activated ...

ISS Space Station over Greece !!! Hellas!!! Open source open access personal space exploration. Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard. Spacehack. ESA. Rosetta / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA. Nasa.gov. Outer Space Flight Videos & Pictures.

China National Space Administration. Welcome To Indian Space Research Organisation - Home Page. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. BBC Space – Explore the planets, black holes, stars and more. Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. NEAR-EARTH ASTEROID TRACKING. Space, Stars, Mars, Earth, Planets and More.