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"Exploring the Final Frontier: A Journey through Space Missions" In 1957, Sputnik II carried Laika, the first living being to orbit Earth

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Sputnik Ii-Laika

Space-Sputnik Ii-Laika
Picture from the Soviet daily Pravda dated 13 November 1957 of the dog Laika, the first living creature ever sent in space, onboard Sputnik II

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Saturns rings, Cassini image

Saturns rings, Cassini image. The rings consist of particles of nearly pure water ice and meteoric dust and span almost 300, 000 kilometres

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Illustration of US space rocket Saturn 5, second stage, mid-air

Illustration of US space rocket Saturn 5, second stage, mid-air

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Sputnik Ii-Laika

Space-Sputnik Ii-Laika
Picture from the Soviet daily Pravda dated 13 November 1957 of the dog Laika, the first living creature ever sent in space, onboard Sputnik II

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Sputnik I

Space-Sputnik I
Picture of the worlds first artificial satellite Sputnik I, launched by the Soviet Union from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 04 October 1957. / AFP PHOTO / TASS / -

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Launch Of Prospero

Launch Of Prospero
The satellite Prospero X-3 is launched from the RaF test range in Woomera, South Australia, by a British Black Arrow carrier rocket, 28th October 1971

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Ariane, space rocket

Ariane, space rocket

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: US Astronaut Edward H. White II carrying out external tasks

US Astronaut Edward H. White II carrying out external tasks during third orbit of Gemini-Titan 4 flight. CREDIT: NASA

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Sputnik I-Pravda

Space-Sputnik I-Pravda
(FILES) Picture dated 06 October 1957 shows the frontpage of the Sovietic newspaper Pravda after the launch of worlds first satellite Sputnik I

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Us-Apollo 1

Space-Us-Apollo 1
Picture dated January 1967 of the Apollo 1 spacecraft, in Cap Canaveral, Florida. The crew of Apollo 1 command module, in which Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Sputnik I

Sputnik I
October 1957: Sputnik I, the first Russian satellite to enter space, displayed on a stand shortly before its launch on October 4, 1957. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Martian sand dunes, satellite image

Martian sand dunes, satellite image
Martian sand dunes. Coloured satellite image of north polar sand dunes blown into crescent shapes by the wind. The dunes are covered by carbon dioxide frost except dark-coloured patches where

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Illustration of Apollo 11 journey from Earth to Moon

Illustration of Apollo 11 journey from Earth to Moon

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Usa-Space-Apollo

Usa-Space-Apollo
Picture taken in August 1971 of US astronaut David Scott walking on the moon next to the lunar vehicle during the Apollo 15 lunar mission. / AFP PHOTO / STF

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Us-Moon-Farside-lunar
This 1968 NASA file image shows a view of the far side of lunar surface as taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft looking southward from high altitude across the Southern Sea

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Illustration of two men in Apollo 11 control room

Illustration of two men in Apollo 11 control room

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Astronaut-Shepard

Space-Astronaut-Shepard
The crew of the aircraft carrier U.S.S Lake Champlain watches US astronaut Alan Shepards splash down in the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Mercury capsule on May 5, 1961

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Reflected in Aldrins visor are Neil Armstrong taking the photograph, the US flag, and the Eagle

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Gemini 10 splashdown, 1966. Creator: NASA

Gemini 10 splashdown, 1966. Creator: NASA
Gemini 10 splashdown, 1966. The Command Module of the Gemini 10 spacecraft splashes down into the sea after re-entry

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Gemini 5 capsule hoisted onboard recovery ship, 1965. Creator: NASA

Gemini 5 capsule hoisted onboard recovery ship, 1965. Creator: NASA
Gemini 5 capsule hoisted onboard recovery ship, 1965. The Gemini 5 spacecraft is brought aboard the recovery ship, U.S.S. Lake Champlain after a successful splashdown at the end of its mission

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Gemini 12 descends for splashdown, 1966. Creator: NASA

Gemini 12 descends for splashdown, 1966. Creator: NASA
Gemini 12 descends for splashdown, 1966. As a helicopter hovers above, the Gemini 12 spacecraft with parachute open descends to the Atlantic with astronauts Jim Lovell

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Gemini 9 crew waves to the Wasp, 1966. Creator: NASA

Gemini 9 crew waves to the Wasp, 1966. Creator: NASA
Gemini 9 crew waves to the Wasp, 1966. Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene A. Cernan sit with their Gemini spacecraft with hatches open while awaiting the arrival of the recovery ship U.S.S. Wasp

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Gemini 9A splashdown, 1966. Creator: NASA

Gemini 9A splashdown, 1966. Creator: NASA
Gemini 9A splashdown, 1966. Splashdown of Gemini 9A carrying astronauts Eugene Cernan and Thomas Stafford at 9:00 a.m. June 6, 1966

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Cooper and Conrad on deck, 1965. Creator: NASA

Cooper and Conrad on deck, 1965. Creator: NASA
Cooper and Conrad on deck, 1965. American astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (right) and Charles Conrad Jr. on board recovery aircraft carrier U.S.S

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Gemini VIII splashdown, Armstrong and Scott with hatches open, March 16, 1966

Gemini VIII splashdown, Armstrong and Scott with hatches open, March 16, 1966. Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott sit with their spacecraft while awaiting the arrival of the recovery

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Gemini 10 launch, Cape Kennedy, Florida, USA, 1966. Creator: NASA

Gemini 10 launch, Cape Kennedy, Florida, USA, 1966. Creator: NASA
Gemini 10 launch, Cape Kennedy, Florida, USA, 1966. A time-lapse photograph shows the configuration of Pad 19 up until the launch of Gemini 10. On board the spacecraft are John W

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Fuel Cell, Gemini, Cutaway, ca. 1965. Creator: General Electric Company

Fuel Cell, Gemini, Cutaway, ca. 1965. Creator: General Electric Company
This fuel cell is a cutaway version of the electric-power generating device used on the two-astronaut Gemini spacecraft during ten missions in 1965-66

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Paraglider Research Vehicle (Paresev) 1-A, Gemini, 1960s. Creator: NASA

Paraglider Research Vehicle (Paresev) 1-A, Gemini, 1960s. Creator: NASA
From 1962 to 1964, NASA used the Paresev to develop the technology for landing the two-man Gemini capsule on land, instead of parachuting into the ocean, as had been done in Project Mercury

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: All Aboard for the Moon!. 1881. Creator: Unknown

All Aboard for the Moon!. 1881. Creator: Unknown
" All Aboard for the Moon!". 1881. From " St. Nicholas: Volume VIII. Part I. November 1880, to May 1881". [Scribner & Co. New York, 1881]

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Buzz Aldrin carries out an experiment on the lunar surface, Apollo II mission, July 1969

Buzz Aldrin carries out an experiment on the lunar surface, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Astronaut Edwin " Buzz" Aldrin (b1930)

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Buzz Aldrin by the Lunar Module on the surface of the Moon, Apollo II mission, July 1969

Buzz Aldrin by the Lunar Module on the surface of the Moon, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Astronaut Edwin " Buzz" Aldrin (b1930) walking on the Moon

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Buzz Aldrin by the leg of the Lunar Module, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin by the leg of the Lunar Module, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin by the leg of the Lunar Module, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface, standing by the footpad of the Lunar Module

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Buzz Aldrin sets up the seismic experiment, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin sets up the seismic experiment, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin sets up the seismic experiment, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module, code named Eagle

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Buzz Aldrin descends from the Lunar Module, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin descends from the Lunar Module, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin descends from the Lunar Module, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Edwin " Buzz" Aldrin (b1930) descends the steps of the Lunar Module ladder to walk on the Moon

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Launch of Gemini-Titan 2, Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida, USA, 19 January 1965

Launch of Gemini-Titan 2, Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida, USA, 19 January 1965. Gemini-Titan 2 (or GT-2) was the second spaceflight of NASAs Project Gemini

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Earth from space - the Indian Ocean off Australia seen from Gemini 11, September 1966

Earth from space - the Indian Ocean off Australia seen from Gemini 11, September 1966. Gemini 11 was the ninth manned spaceflight mission of NASAs Project Gemini

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Earth from space - eye of a storm seen from Gemini 5, 1965. Creator: NASA

Earth from space - eye of a storm seen from Gemini 5, 1965. Creator: NASA
Earth from space - eye of a storm seen from Gemini 5, 1965

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Solid rocket booster separates, first Space Shuttle flight, 12 April 1981. Creator: NASA

Solid rocket booster separates, first Space Shuttle flight, 12 April 1981. Creator: NASA
Solid rocket booster separates, first Space Shuttle flight, 12 April 1981. STS-1 (Space Transportation System-1) was the first mission of Orbiter Columbia

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Saturns largest moon, Titan, looks small here, pictured to the right of the gas giant in

Saturns largest moon, Titan, looks small here, pictured to the right of the gas giant in this Cassini spacecraft view

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: The Cassini spacecraft looks across Saturns rings and finds the moon Prometheus

The Cassini spacecraft looks across Saturns rings and finds the moon Prometheus, a shepherd of the thin F ring

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: UFO Sighting

UFO Sighting
29th December 1953: An Unidentified Flying Object in the sky over Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. (Photo by Barney Wayne/Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Files-Us-Apollo 11-Aldrin

Files-Us-Apollo 11-Aldrin
US Astronaut Edwin " Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. US President George W

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Apollo-Saturn V

Space-Apollo-Saturn V
An undated picture shows the Saturn V Moon Rocket, The Saturn V was the largest operational launch vehicle ever produced, used by NASAs Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 until 1973

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Us-Space-Apollo 13-Moon

Us-Space-Apollo 13-Moon
A NASA picture shows a partial view of the Moon from inside the Apollo 13 lunar module in April 1970. The third Apollo manned mission to the Moon launched on April 11

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Us-Space-Apollo 17 30th Anniv. Earth Image

Us-Space-Apollo 17 30th Anniv. Earth Image
This 07 December 1972 NASA file image obtained 06 December, 2002 shows a view of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew, Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Space-Sputnik II

Space-Sputnik II
Combo picture from a Soviet film, presented by the Soviet embassy in London, of the launching of Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 03 November 1957

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Us-Space-Moon-Apollo XII

Us-Space-Moon-Apollo XII
Square, Colour, Space Mission, Space Flight, Astronautics, Astronaut, Moon, Square Format, Videocamera, Lunar Mission, Space Walk, Working in Space, Space, 000 Arp2313007

Background imageSpace Mission Collection: Discovery-Hubble-Space Telescope

Discovery-Hubble-Space Telescope
The Shuttle Discovery lifts off launch pad, on April 24, 1990, carrying a crew of five and the Hubble Space Telescope. The giant spacecraft is being put in orbit to gather information about a large



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"Exploring the Final Frontier: A Journey through Space Missions" In 1957, Sputnik II carried Laika, the first living being to orbit Earth, paving the way for future space exploration. The mesmerizing Cassini image of Saturn's rings reveals the breathtaking beauty and mysteries of our celestial neighbor. Witness an awe-inspiring illustration of the mighty US space rocket Saturn V's second stage soaring mid-air during a historic mission. Reflecting on history, Sputnik I marked humanity's first step into space, forever changing our perspective on what lies beyond Earth's atmosphere. Prospero took flight in a remarkable launch that showcased mankind's relentless pursuit of knowledge and advancement in outer space exploration. Laika became an icon as she bravely embarked on her journey aboard Sputnik II, capturing hearts worldwide with her pioneering spirit. Tragedy struck during Apollo 1 when three brave astronauts lost their lives while pushing boundaries and preparing for future lunar missions. Pravda reported extensively on the groundbreaking achievements of Sputnik I, igniting a global fascination with Soviet advancements in space technology. Witness US astronaut Edward H. White II performing daring external tasks during his extravehicular activity (EVA), showcasing human adaptability in zero gravity conditions. From its humble beginnings to monumental triumphs like Apollo 11's iconic journey from Earth to Moon – witness an incredible illustration depicting this historic feat.