20 Crazy Space Travel Facts

May 26, 2015 at 11:19 am |

To Infinity And Beyond!

Until very recently humans have been earth-bound and unable to reach the clouds — let alone the stars! But within the last century mankind has developed the technology to travel deep into the recesses of space, and we’re still going. For years space travel was reserved for only highly trained astronauts due to the dangerous nature of missions, but NASA and other space programs across the globe have made many technological advances making space tourism a reality for any civilian trying to reach the stars.

Before grabbing an astronaut application, you should probably learn some of the facts about space travel that are essential to any aspiring cosmonaut…

IN SPACE - AUGUST 13: In this handout from National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA, Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist, anchored to a foot restraint on the International Space Stations Canadarm2, participates in the missions third session of extravehicular activity (EVA) August 13, 2005 in space. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

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Check out our guide to space travel before blasting off into the cosmos!

Before signing up for a life on Mars, consider these 20 fascinating facts about space travel…