Can you believe it's been 62 years since the United States pushed to reach for the stars? That's right, NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is blowing out those rocket shaped candles. Motivation to create this agency was inspired by a little competition from the Russians, who launched a tiny little satellite named Sputnik I on October 4, 1957. From then on the space-races began!
NASA can pat themselves on the back after a swift twelve years of sheer determination to successfully put the first man on the moon on July 16, 1969. Our astronaut hero's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin piloted a module down to the lunar surface to make history as Michael collins remained in orbit on Apollo 11. While stepping onto the lunar surface Neil famously said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." What was thought to be impossible became possible!
Today NASA has teamed up with private space exploration companies like Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin and Elon Musks, SpaceX who plan to create space travel for anyone who wants to have an out-of-this-world experience into the cosmos. One day space travel be as simple as traveling cross country...one quick flight! The question is, would you jump aboard a rocket and visit the international space station? It sure does sound exciting! And thanks to NASA and the people that have started the space race, we will be amongst the stars in no time.