The first jet plane called the Heinkel He 178 flew on August 27, 1939 in Germany.

Years went by. Scientists looked at the earth using airplanes and balloons, so they could study the geographical features of our planet. Scientists began to look out toward space and tried to think of ways that would allow us to escape the earth's gravity. Maybe from space, the view of earth would be more exciting?

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