According to CNET reports, October 1, 1958, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began its official operation. Since then, the space agency has achieved many milestones, including the Apollo moon landing, the Skylab space station, and the space shuttle. CNET selected the ten most awesome achievements.
Space Shuttle Project
In 1972, NASA launched the space shuttle program, which eventually retired in 2011. In the 30 years from 1981 to 2011, the space shuttle sent more than 300 astronauts into low-Earth orbit.
Apollo 11 spacecraft
Russia may be the first country to bring humans into space, but NASA is the first human to the moon. July 20, 1969, the footprints of mankind first printed on the earth outside the celestial bodies.
Cassini mission is NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in 1997 jointly launched a research project to study Saturn. This task will end in 2017. Through the Cassini probe, scientists have been on this huge gaseous planet for many years of research, not only access to many of the most amazing photos of the solar system, also received a lot of data on Saturn and its satellites.
Cassini probe mainly to study Saturn as the goal, and Juno number of the object of study is the largest solar system within the planets - mimic. The probe arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, and was scheduled to fly several missions at close range to collect more data on Jupiter and its satellites.
New horizon detector
Pluto is the farthest planet in the solar system from the sun, always seem very mysterious. The new Horizon probe took nine years and finally reached Pluto in July 2015, providing a wealth of data relevant to researchers, researchers for many years.
Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Space Telescope Science Association, has provided us with a spectacular picture of the vast universe since it was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990. Including the multicolored cluster Westerlund 2, which was released in 2015 to mark the 25th birthday of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Traveler number detector
The new horizon probe took nine years to reach Pluto, while the Voyager probe roamed the solar system for decades with information about humans and data-gathering tools. NASA launched two Voyager detectors in 1977. By 2012, Traveler One's data shows that it has left the solar system and entered the interstellar space. It is also the first human-made object to interstellar space.
The Kepler spacecraft
Kepler spacecraft launched in March 2009, running around the sun orbit, while scanning the entire sky, to search for extrasolar planets may be life. These planets are similar to the Earth's rock planets, the volume and the Earth rather, with its rotation from the appropriate star, the surface of the planet may be liquid water. So far, Kepler has found 4696 "suspicious targets", of which 2330 planets have been proven to meet the appeal requirements.
Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Pluto have special detectors to patronize, Mars also has detectors. In August 2012, NASA's curiosity probe landed on Mars, adding to the dormant Torres, Courage, and the 2004 Opportunity numbers. With these detectors, mankind has a good understanding of Mars, the information is expected to help the future of human landed on Mars.
International Space Station
The International Space Station (NASA) is a space program jointly developed by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Russian Space Agency (RFSA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). run. Astronauts can reside on it, in space for a variety of tests. It is the product of cooperation between space agencies, not only in the study of micro-gravity environment has made outstanding achievements in the study of Earth is also very important.