Following the launch of Sputnik
on October 4, 1954, the race into space
began in earnest. The science
had advanced to the point where direct exploration of space became possible. Space flight advanced rapidly from simple, sub-orbital flights to manned missions to Luna
's moon. Today, despite balky government
s and occasional setbacks, foresighted humans continue to push for manned space station
s and more exploration missions, to guarantee that we will become a spacefaring species.
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