The history of space travel is explored. The video begins with the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. This space race was an extension of the arms race between those two nations during the Cold War.
The Soviet Union was the first to launch an astronaut into space. However, the United States was the first country to land on the moon. As the Cold War came to an end, the two countries began to collaborate. This collaboration took the form of joint space ventures such as the development of space stations.
Photo: Space Shuttle Atlantis being launched at Cape Canaveral (Creative Commons: US Navy).
History of Space Travel Video
Video: History of Space Travel (source: YouTube).