Golden Age of Unmanned Space Travel

September 9, 2014 8:40 PM

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Golden Age of Unmanned Space Travel

It has been over 45 years since the first Moon landing. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins made a journey for the ages as the Apollo 11 mission rocketed humans to another world. But, what have we done lately?

While the manned space program is in limbo, scientists are experiencing a golden age of unmanned missions in our solar system. Currently there are unmanned probes orbiting the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and a comet. Two spacecrafts are en route to Mars and one is heading for Jupiter. Ceres,...

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