The development of jet engines and rockets during the Second World War opened the way for the exploration of space.
Spacecraft are now probing far out among the planets and stars.
Satellites sent up to orbit the earth have led to a revolution in telecommunications.
Pictures and sound can be transmitted in seconds from the other side of the world.
Weather forecasting has been transformed because information can now be sent from space.
What connections can you make between the different things in the picture?
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One of the best remembered moments of space travel in the Twentieth Century was when Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon and said . .'one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind..'