Sunday, 14 August 2011

Most Well-known Space Missions In Photos

The final space shuttle Atlantis landing on 21 July marked the sunset of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. From the first victory of space science on April 12, 1961 by Yuri Gagarin’s two-hour Vostok 1 flight, a range of space missions ever flown leaving some unimaginable discoveries. Let’s review the most well-known space missions during a 50-year histor
Being an international celebrity as the first human being to journey into outer space, Yuri Gagarin gained many medals and honors, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honors. His first and only spaceflight on April 12, 1961 came into the history of Russia in particular and of all over the world in general, opened a new horizon in the development of space research. Along with Yuri Gagarin, Vostok 1 which was designed to carry a single cosmonaut was known worldwide for the first human spaceflight in history as well as the first orbital flight of a manned vehicle. That space mission was launched by the Soviet space program, and was designed by Soviet engineers guided by Sergey Korolyov under military supervision of Kerim Kerimov and others.

    The first victory of space science was Yuri Gagarin’s two-hour Vostok 1 flight on April 12, 1961

Neil Armstrong

American Neil Armstrong marked the first step by human on the moon on 20th July 1969. The famous astronaut described the Moon surface like powdered charcoal and the landing craft left a crater about a foot deep

 Apollo 13

The Apollo 13 mission planned as a lunar landing mission was launched on April 11, 1970 from Kennedy Space Center

First STS Mission

STS-1 was the first space shuttle program launched on April 12, 1981 and returned to Earth on 14 April. It traveled 1,074 million miles and orbited the Earth 37 times during its 54.5-hour mission

 Challenger Disaster
The accident on January 28, 1986 of challenger space shuttle crushes NASA’s axis. Challenger broke 73 seconds after its liftoff, causing the deaths of all 7 crew mem

Hubble mission

Hubble Space Telescope, one of the largest and most versatile was released in 1990. This is a useful instrument for scientists due to enormous details of our universe and has even helped them to calculate by which rate our universe is expan

 ISS Launch

ISS or International Space Station, an internationally-developed research facility began in 1998 and last month, the final space mission landed, marking the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program

Columbia Crash

The Space Shuttle Columbia was crashed immediately before it was scheduled to conclude its 28th mission on February 1, 2003, killing all seven crew members

Last Discovery Mission

The final landing during STS-133 of Discovery mission was carried out successfully on March 9, 2011. Discovery was NASA's Orbiter Fleet leader, having flown 39 successful missions in over 27 years of service

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