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How Do People Study The Solar System?


Rocketship Blastoff AstronautsCrewed Missions
nother way to study the solar system is to actually go there on a trip called a crewed mission.  A space shuttle can bring astronauts and their tools into space to perform experiments, launch satellites, and make observations. 


Dog in Space In 1957, the first living creature sent into space was a dog named Laika!  Scientists sent a dog into space first because they wanted to be sure that living creatures could survive in space before sending a human.



Man on the Moon


In 1967, the first person was sent into space, Yuri Gagarin, from Russia.  Since then there have been many crewed missions to space.  One of the most famous crewed missions occurred in 1969, when Americans Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walked on the moon.