1. Sputnik spent three months circling Earth, traveling at speeds around 18,000mph.
2. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to leave a footprint on the moon’s surface.
3. Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon were watched on television by an estimated 600 million people.
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.
5. Opportunity proved to be a tenacious explorer. The rover exceeded its operational lifetime dozens of times over.
6. Curiosity was designed and built to explore Gale Crater for evidence of biological processes and changes in the Martian atmosphere.
7. Launches became a familiar sight as more and more equipment and personnel were transported to the moon and beyond.
8. Fleets of container ships transported refined Helium-3 back to Earth.
9. The age of Classic Space, the ships of the Federation.
10. Medical pods aboard the Zycon Five, a survey ship exploring the Galilean moons.
11. The Gate was constructed in lunar orbit.
12. Sabotage! A soldier in an exo suit battles against an unknown enemy aboard Krysto Base.
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