People have been captivated by space travel for generations.
The first true mission to space happened nearly 60 years ago. On October 4, 1957 Russia launched
the first man made satellite, Sputnik, into orbit using a rocket originally designed as a ballistic missile.
The space race began and soon humans were traveling to space. Since then men have landed on
the moon, rovers have landed on mars, and the Voyager 1 space probe has left our solar system. This
infographic provides an overview of just some of the many space missions that have occured since
Sputnik first went into orbit.