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History of Space Exploration (01:28)


Sputnik 1 was the first satellite launched into space. Telescopes on Earth cannot reach the furthest planets in the solar system, so space probes capture images and send them to Earth.

Space Probes (05:30)

The first space probes were sent to the moon and Mars. Space programs worked on sending probes to further planets.

The Voyager Mission (02:12)

NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in 1977 to collect data about Jupiter and Saturn. The probes continued and left the solar system.

Summary (01:43)

Space exploration is conducted using space probes. Probes can travel to far off planets, capture photographs, and collect data for transmission back to Earth.

Credits: Exploratory Spaceships (00:47)

Credits: Exploratory Spaceships

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Exploratory Spaceships

Part of the Series : Just the Facts Technology and Society Series
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Exploratory spaceships are crucial for sending us information from outside our Solar System. Topics include: the first human-made satellite, “Sputnik I,” space-probes and how they investigate other worlds, and structures of these worlds—their climates, geological compositions, and magnetic fields. Also discussed: the Moon and the launching of satellites to the Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury. Lastly, learn about missions to other planets, including the Voyager I missions.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL155105

Copyright date: ©2013

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