Space has fascinated humanity since the first primitive humans looked up and wondered about the bright points of light and the curve of the moon.  Our first ideas were crude, and loaded with myth and superstition.  As our experience and technology increased, so did our understanding of what was going on "out there".

Only now, in the last half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, have we had the ability to actually enter space and explore it directly.  It has turned out to be one of the most wonderous journeys that humanity has ever embarked upon.

A Trip to Norton Sales 

History of space exploration


Spacecraft, the "tools of the trade"


Great discoveries


So, what has space exploration done for us?


Selected reading and viewing