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Guide to Space Travel

Space Shuttle Columbia launchingThe Space Age started with the launch of Riussia's Sputnik probe in 1957. The communications satellite was predicted several years earlier in an essay by Science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke. Since the launch of Sputnik man has landed on the moon and probes have reached the edges of our solar system.

The suttle program may have ended, but the United States' role in space exploration has not. Readers who want to know the latest news and keep up on the science of spae travel can start by reading Bright Hub's guide to Space Exploration. Bright Hub's authors will break the science down so the lay person can understand it.

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