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History of Space Exploration

There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between is exploration. -Anonymous


Space History

Space Exploration Chronology

Spacecraft Mission Summaries

This is a partial list of past, present, and future planetary and solar missions; for a complete account, please see the Space Exploration Chronology. Space exploration is becoming increasingly internationalized; as a result, the national designations listed here are not completely representative of the true nature of all projects.

U.S. Missions

USSR/Russia Missions

European Missions

Japanese Missions

Spacecraft Home Pages for Current and Future Missions

Educator Guides

Additional History Resources


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