Реферат: Space exploration
For thousands of years man dreamed of flying to the stars.At the beginning of the century the great Russian scientist Tsiolkovskypredicted that «mankind will not remain on Earth forever». Half acentury later his words came true, the dream became a reality.
It happened on October 4, 1957, when the 1st artificialsatellite, the sputnik, was launched. The Russians were the 1st in the world tofly into outer space.
Then the most remarkable event in the history ofcosmonautics took place.
On April 12, 1961 the spaceship «Vostok», pilotedby Yuri Gagarin went up. He orbited the Earth only once, staying in space for108 minutes. Mankind will always remember him.
A new era of man's exploration of outer space began. Manyspace rockets went up by our cosmonauts. Among them were Titov, Nikolaev,Leonov, Tereshkova, Savitskaya and others.
Today Russia wants the exploration of space to be based onbroad international cooperation. Many international crews went up in space.This is the best example of the possibility of peaceful cooperation.