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The Race into Space

The Race into Space



Space exploration is the use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space. Physical exploration of space is conducted both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft. While the observation of objects in space, known as astronomy, predates reliable recorded history, it was the development of large liquid-fueled rocket engines during the early 20th century that allowed physical space exploration to become a reality. Common rationales for exploring space include advancing scientific research, uniting different nations, ensuring the future survival of humanity and developing military and strategic advantages against other countries. Various criticisms of space exploration are sometimes made, generally on cost or safety grounds.
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Virgin Galactic Scaled Composites Model 348 White Knight Two and Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic Scaled Composites Model 348 White Knight Two and Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (1:400 Scale)

The Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is a suborbital, air-launched spaceplane, designed for space tourism. It is under development by The Spaceship Company, a California-based joint venture between Scaled Composites and the Virgin Group, as part of the Tier 1b program.

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NASA Delta II Rockets with Launch Pads Set [3-Pack] NASA Delta II Rockets with Launch Pads Set [3-Pack] (1:400 Scale)

The USA planned to phase out all expendable launch vehicles (ELV) after the Space Shuttle entered service. However, the Challenger accident of 1986 changed all that, and the Delta program was restarted. Termed Delta II, these rockets achieved their 75th consecutive successful launch on 18 September 2007.

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NASA Titan III Rockets with Launch Pads Set [3-Pack] NASA Titan III Rockets with Launch Pads Set [3-Pack] (1:400 Scale)

The USA planned to phase out all expendable launch vehicles (ELV) after the Space Shuttle entered service. However, the Challenger accident of 1986 changed all that, and the Delta program was restarted. Termed Delta II, these rockets achieved their 75th consecutive successful launch on 18 September 2007.

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Apollo 15 Lunar Rover with Two Astronauts Apollo 15 Lunar Rover with Two Astronauts (1:43 Scale)

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a type of surface exploration rover used on the Moon during the Apollo program. It is also known by its popular nickname of moon buggy. Three of the Apollo missions brought LRVs to the Moon.

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Virgin Galactic Scaled Composites Model 348 White Knight Two and Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic Scaled Composites Model 348 White Knight Two and Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (1:200 Scale)

The Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is a suborbital, air-launched spaceplane, designed for space tourism. It is under development by The Spaceship Company, a California-based joint venture between Scaled Composites and the Virgin Group, as part of the Tier 1b program.

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NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis - OV-104, STS-21, October 1985 NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis - OV-104, STS-21, October 1985 (1:200 Scale)

Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV‑104) is a Space Shuttle orbiter belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States.

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NASA Space Shuttle Discovery - OV-103, STS-60, February 1994 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery - OV-103, STS-60, February 1994 (1:200 Scale)

Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built. Its first mission, STS-41-D, flew from August 30 to September 5th, 1984.

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NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour - OV-105, STS-49, May 1992 NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour - OV-105, STS-49, May 1992 (1:200 Scale)

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011.

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The End of an Era - NASA Space Shuttle Discovery with Solid Rocket Booster [Cutaway Scheme] The End of an Era - NASA Space Shuttle Discovery with Solid Rocket Booster [Cutaway Scheme] (1:144 Scale)

The Space Shuttle was a reusable launch system and orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for human spaceflight missions from 1981 to 2011. The system combined rocket launch, orbital spacecraft, and re-entry spaceplane with modular add-ons.

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