Human Space Flight

Astronaut Bruce McCandless floating freely
in his space suit
Credit: NASA

Despite a huge amount of progress in our technology, the furthest humans have ever been is the Moon during the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 70s. However, since 1971 humans have always had a presence in space through the positioning of space stations around the Earth on which people can live for months at a time.

Today we are still working on space exploration with companies such as SpaceX developing new rockets which can be reused, making space flight cheaper. They hope to one day get people onto the surface of Mars. Alongside this many countries are still sending people into space, and planning on getting people to the Moon once again, or Mars.