Encyclopaedia Britannica introduces Space Next 50

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Encyclopaedia Britannica has introduced Space Next 50, an engaging interactive look at space exploration in its many dimensions, with historical perspectives, biographies of major figures, quizzes, videos, statistics and some philosophical reflections on humanity’s enduring quest to transcend the boundaries of our planet. Comprehensive and multifaceted, the program which is free of charge to use, captures all the drama of the 1960s race between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the first to land on the Moon.   

It’s ideal for students, teachers, space buffs anyone who’s curious about space exploration. Features include:

The site even tackles the conspiracy theory, popular in some esoteric circles, that the Moon landing never happened, that it was somehow faked.

The launch of the website marks the beginning of what the company says will be “a yearlong journey to examine our past, present, and future in space.” More content will be added, and they invite readers to participate and be part of it.  Britannica’s Space Next 50 is available at https://www.britannica.com/explore/space/.