The Past And Future Timeline Of Space Travel As Told By LEGO

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1. Sputnik spent three months circling Earth, traveling at speeds around 18,000mph.

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2. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to leave a footprint on the moon’s surface.

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3. Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon were watched on television by an estimated 600 million people.

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4. By taking a direct route from Earth, Voyager 1 reached Jupiter and Saturn sooner and performed a close flyby of Saturn’s moon, Titan.

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5. Opportunity proved to be a tenacious explorer. The rover exceeded its operational lifetime dozens of times over.

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6. Curiosity was designed and built to explore Gale Crater for evidence of biological processes and changes in the Martian atmosphere.

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7. Launches became a familiar sight as more and more equipment and personnel were transported to the moon and beyond.

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8. Fleets of container ships transported refined Helium-3 back to Earth.

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9. The age of Classic Space, the ships of the Federation.

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10. Medical pods aboard the Zycon Five, a survey ship exploring the Galilean moons.

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11. The Gate was constructed in lunar orbit.

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12. Sabotage! A soldier in an exo suit battles against an unknown enemy aboard Krysto Base.

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13. From LEGO Space: Building the Future by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard.

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