Despite the fact that year 2018 has recently begun, it has already been marked by a number of important events in Cosmonautics. Many important events also await us in the near future. Humanity is becoming more confident in exploring space, and Cosmonautics has long become an indispensable branch in people's lives.This book will tell you about how humanity has made its first steps in conquering outer space. About how the first rocket took off, how the first spacecraft sent its signal to Earth, how people flew into space, how different countries, such as the USA, the European Union, China, Japan, India, Russia, master space technologies, and as well as many other things related to human activities in the Earth’s orbit. The book contains more than 120 illustrations, of which more than 20 illustrations of space rockets and more than 40 illustrations of other spacecrafts, such as space ships, satellites, stations, etc.The book is intended for older children, but it will also be of interest to any adult who is interested in the modern successes of Astronautics.