Outline of space exploration

Summary

The European Space Agency's Columbus Module at the International Space Station, launched into space on the U.S. Space Shuttle mission STS-122 in 2008.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to space exploration:

Space exploration – use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space.[1] Physical exploration of space is conducted both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft.

Essence of space exploration

Space exploration

  • Big science – Term used to describe a series of changes in science occurred in industrial nations
  • Exploration – Act of traveling and searching for resources or for information about the land or space itself
  • High tech – Technology that is at the cutting edge
  • Space – Void between celestial bodies
  • Spaceflight – Flight into or through outer space

Branches of space exploration

History of space exploration

Space agencies

Active space missions

Future of space exploration

Lunar (the Moon)

Sun

Mercury

Venus

Mars

Outer Solar System

Beyond the Solar System

General space exploration concepts

  • Astronaut – Person who commands, pilots, or serves as a crew member of a spacecraft
  • Non-rocket spacelaunch – Concepts for launch into space
  • Space and survival – Idea that long-term presence of human presence in the universe requires a spacefaring civilization
  • Space vehicle – Combination of launch vehicle and spacecraft
    • Launch vehicle – Rocket used to carry an object into space
    • Spacecraft – Crewed or uncrewed vehicle designed to fly in outer space
  • Spaceflight – Flight into or through outer space
  • Space research – Scientific studies carried out using scientific equipment in outer space

Space exploration scholars

Leaders in space exploration

See also

Lists

References

  1. ^ "How Space is Explored". NASA. Archived from the original on 2009-07-02.

External links

  • Space related news
  • NASA's website on human space travel
  • ESA: Building the ISS
  • Unofficial Shuttle Launch Manifest
  • ISS Assembly Animation