We humans are always curious to find new things. Whether it is about finding a new species of an animal or sending a spacecraft to another planet, we have tried almost everything to know the diversity of the universe. The world’s first artificial satellite was launched in 1957 by the Soviet Union. After that, a number of probes were launched into the space. Here are five of the greatest achievements of the mankind in the space.
1. First Human in Space: Sending an unmanned spacecraft into the space was a different thing, but sending a human surprised everyone in 1961. Yury A. Gagarin was the first man in space. He was carried by Vostok 1 spacecraft. It was the first human spaceflight.
2. Landing on The Moon: Under the Soviet Union’s Luna programme, Luna 9 was sent into space to land on the moon. In 1966, the probe successfully landed on the earth’s only natural satellite.
3. First Human on The Moon: There would not be a single person on the earth who doesn’t about Neil Armstrong. The American astronaut was the first man who walked on the moon in 1969.
4. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST): The space telescope was launched in 1990 with an aim to have a deep view of space and time. Since its launch, the telescope revealed several interesting and surprising thing about the universe.
5. Sample of Asteroid: About 12 years ago, Japan launched a spacecraft, Hayabusa, to study an asteroid. In 2010, the spacecraft returned to the earth with some samples from the asteroid.