Before robot explorers, spacecraft, space explorations, and the technology that we have now for continuing missions, we required telescopes on the ground from Earth to understand where we can go and how we would get there. Without space telescopes, an idea that was formed from old telescopes that humans have been using for hundreds of years, space travel could never have been possible.
Great astronomers like Galileo and Newton used the idea of a normal telescope that was used on land and at sea and pointed at the sky in order to observe the stars. Since then, advances in technology have made telescopes much better and much easier to use.
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