HomeThis website, created by a group from Toronto for the ThinkQuest website competition, contains various information regarding space exploration.
Space exploration began as a method of proxy competition for the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War. The beginning of this "Space Race" was marked by the launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957 by the USSR. With the USSR's successful launching of the first man-made object into space, the Eisenhower administration feared a potential arms race in space. The United States subsequently poured impressive amounts of investment towards space exploration, and on July 20, 1969, the Americans' Apollo 11 craft carried the first humans onto the moon. (More background information can be found in the Background page)
This website contains in-depth information about the history of space travel, the current state of space travel, the technology involved, arguments for and against, the future of space travel, and some case studies regarding the subject. There are also various interactive activities you can do here. Just browse around!