A history of famous firsts in space

From the first animal in space to the first space walk, here are some famous firsts

Stars Insider

24/05/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Outer space

While outer space has long fascinated human beings, it wasn't until the second half of the 20th century that space travel became a reality, enabling humans to see beyond our planet. From the first woman in space to the first images of Earth, scientists, astronauts, and astronomers around the world have worked hard to explore the cosmos. 

The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union was a major factor influencing the advances of space activity. Both countries competed for dominance in outer space, and many of the firsts achieved in space were due to the desire of both countries to be "the first."

So click on to discover the remarkable firsts in space history. 

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