The European Space Agency's Columbus Module at the International Space Station, launched into space on the U.S. Space Shuttle mission STS-122 in 2008.
The European Space Agency's Columbus Module at the International Space Station, launched into space on the U.S. Space Shuttle mission STS-122 in 2008.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to space exploration.

Space exploration – use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space.[1] Physical exploration of space is conducted both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft.

Essence of space exploration

Space exploration

Branches of space exploration

History of space exploration

Main articles: History of space exploration and Timeline of space exploration

Space agencies

Active space missions

Future of space exploration

Lunar (the Moon)

Sun

Mercury

Venus

Mars

Outer Solar System

Beyond the Solar System

General space exploration concepts

Space exploration scholars

See also: Category:Early spaceflight scientists

Leaders in space exploration

See also

Lists

References

  1. ^ "How Space is Explored". NASA. Archived from the original on 2009-07-02.