More than 50 years of space!
Sputnik 1 was launched on 4 October, 1957. First signals are being received by ham operators in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Credits: Dallas News Staff Photo
Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin's bootprint. Aldrin photographed this bootprint about an hour into their Lunar Extra-vehicular activity on July 20, 1969 as part of investigations into the soil mechanics of the lunar surface. This photo would later become synonymous with humankind's venture into space.
Artist's impression showing the ExoMars rover landing on the surface of the Red Planet. The rover will carry a payload, dubbed Pasteur, and will be equipped with a drilling system that will reach up to two metres below the Martian surface. ExoMars is one of the components of ESA’s Aurora Space Exploration Programme.
Credits: ESA - AOES Medialab
50 years of Space