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Today is National Space Day

Posted at 6:28 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 10:09:26-04

Today we honor galaxies far, far away: It's National Space Day!

It's celebrated on the first Friday in May.

Humans have always been intrigued by space.

Early cultures believed the gods or spirits lived in the sky.

The ancient Greeks were the first to study the stars and planets, but modern astronomy wasn't really born until the 17th century.