Space Exploration Advantages

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On October 4, 1957, the Soviets launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into space. Russian Lt. Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth in Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. His flight lasted 108 minutes, and Gagarin reached an altitude of 202 miles. Ever since, humans have continued to launch into and explore space. Space exploration is beneficial because it leads to new innovations, it builds our culture and leads to new inspirations, and it builds our culture and leads to new inspirations. Between the first launch on April 12, 1981, and the final landing on July 21, 2011, NASA 's space shuttle fleet -- Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour -- flew 135 missions, helped construct the International Space Station and inspired generations. NASA 's space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12, 1981 and continued to set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30 years of missions. Starting with Columbia and continuing with Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour, the spacecraft has carried people into orbit repeatedly, launched, recovered and repaired satellites, conducted cutting-edge research and built the largest structure in space, the International Space Station. The final space shuttle mission, STS-135, ended July 21, 2011 when Atlantis rolled to a stop at its home port, NASA 's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The last official space shuttle launch will take place on July 8, 2018. Space
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