Space missions

An Apollo 16 astronaut with the lunar rover

Space missions

The 1957 launch of Sputnik 1, the first Earth-orbiting satellite, sparked decades of competition in space between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Whatever the motivation, missions such as Apollo 11, Venera 9, and Cassini-Huygens have helped mankind develop an ever-widening knowledge of the Solar System and beyond.

With the end of the Cold War, competition in space exploration has increasingly given way to international collaboration.

Photo: An Apollo 16 astronaut with the lunar rover (NASA)

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