If you are into space and science, you have surely heard the term Astronautics. But do you really know what that means? According to the dictionary, the word astronautics is “the science and technology of human space travel and exploration”. This means that it is the science behind space flight and building and navigation of space vehicles. At TSTI, we want to teach you everything you need to know when it comes to astronautics, but we thought that we would start by telling you about some of the best space vehicles that have ever been made.


This Soviet Union space vehicle took the first person into space in 1961. This vehicle had a 2.3 meter round cabin with an attached instrument module. After the success of this spacecraft, several more were created until 1965.

International Space Station

We began work on this amazing structure in 1998 and is still under construction. This outpost allows up to six astronauts to study the Earth and space from a central location. When construction is done, we will be able to see the station from Earth in daylight.

Space Shuttle

Although NASA space missions came to a stop a few years ago, we have had a lot of success using the space shuttle that was first launched in 1981. The Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour all had successful missions and brought our astronauts home safely.

There are so many space vehicles in our history that we couldn’t possibly list them all in one blog. Make sure to check back with us soon to find out more. In the meantime, if you are interested in studying astronautics, contact TSTI.