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Space Travel Facts for Kids

Space Travel Facts for Kids

The topic of this web page is space travel, the different methods for traveling in and exploring space. This is a great resource for anyone interested in learning how we travel in space. We give you accurate and up-to-date information on space travel technology. Along with the below list of space travel facts we provide you with additional resources to help you continue researching this topic.

The below space travel facts will be helpful in your research. You will learn about the different types of space travel technology in the past, the space travel technology currently used today, the future space travel technologies and other helpful facts about space travel. We hope these space travel facts, data, stats, and information are useful in learning more about how to travel throughout space.

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16 Space Travel Facts For Kids

  1. Space travel is process of putting humans into space using a rocket and a spacecraft.
  2. Space travel is also known a crewed spaceflight, human spaceflight, or manned spaceflight.
  3. A person who travels into space is universally called an astronaut.
  4. Space travel is currently restricted to cislunar space, which is the region around Earth, including the Moon’s orbit.
  5. Space travel is limited with current space technologies, but many countries (USA, European Union, etc.) and private countries (SpaceX, Blue Origin, etc.) working on space travel technology that can reach other regions in the inner Solar System.
  6. The only countries with space programs to put humans into space are the United States, Russia, and China.
  7. The first human to travel into space was Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12th, 1961.
  8. The first American to travel into space was NASA astronaut Alan Shepard on May 5th, 1961.
  9. The first human to die a space flight was Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarvo on April 24th, 1967.
  10. The first human to walk on the Moon was American NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong on July 20th, 1969.
  11. The first Chinese to travel into space was China taikonaut Yang Liwei on October 15th, 2003.
  12. The first planet humans will visit is Mars, NASA has a goal to send astronauts to Mars in the late 2030s or early 2040s.
  13. The NASA Space Shuttles were reusable spacecraft that could operate in low-Earth orbit (LEO).
  14. NASA’s Space Shuttle program suffered two major disasters, the Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster, and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster.
  15. The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28th, 1986. About 73 seconds after it took off from the launchpad Challenger was destroyed, killing all seven astronauts onboard.
  16. The Space Shutter Columbia disaster occurred on February 1st, 2003. Columbia was destroyed while reentering the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts onboard.

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Space Travel Pictures

Pictures are one of the best ways for people to learning about something. That is why we are providing you with the below images to help you with your research on space travel. Below you will find three pictures that represent space travel. These pictures should help you better understand space travels and what it is.

Rocket Launch Of A Spacecraft

A picture of a rocket launch of a spacecraft.

A Space Capsule Traveling In Space

A picture of a space capsule traveling in space.

Futuristic Spaceship Traveling In Space

A picture of a futuristic spaceship traveling in space.

Space Travel Resources

Hopefully the above space travel facts, data, stats, and pictures were helpful with your research. If you need to continue researching space travel you can use one of the below websites. We selected the below websites for their credibility and accurate data on space travel.