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Timeline of space exploration
By Harry N
13 Sep 2017
First clear telescopic photograph of another world: the Moon.
First telescopic observation of the night sky
Society for Studies of Interplanetary Travel founded
First man-made object to cross the Kármán line and hence first spaceflight in history.
First U.S.-designed rocket to reach edge of space
First animals in space
First intercontinental ballistic missile
First artificial satellite to reach the Moon vicinity and first artificial satellite in heliocentric orbit
First impact into another world (the Moon)
First human on the Moon, and first space launch from a celestial body other than the Earth
First multinational space station,
First space station
Last original encounter with one of the nine major planets recognized in 1981.
340-day space mission, longest recorded time in space for ISS crew members.
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