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Development of the Space Shuttle - The development of the Space shuttle has allowed many opportunities to explore the universe. There is so much about the other planets and space that we do not know about. Space shuttles allow people to travel into space and allow things to be sent into space. There has been six space shuttles: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor. Currently they are all on display at various museums and centers throughout the United States with the exception of the two, Challenger and Columbia, that were destroyed in flight....   [tags: Space Exploration, Space Travel]
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The Space Race - September 2, 1945, the two most powerful nations in the world broke into a war of pride and power, known as the Cold War. The Soviet Union and the United States battled fiercely for a reputation that would be venerated for ages to come. Aggressively, these two nations pushed to be the greatest in the world through politics, weapons, and science. These actions and attitudes significantly promoted the need for space exploration, and soon fueled a pursuit that altered history forever. The space race had many motivations and many things that kept the competition going....   [tags: Space Program]
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The Space Race - Thesis: The race into space changed the course of history; the scientific exploration united nations and captivated the world. “Vergeltungswaffe zwei” was the designation given to Adolf Hitler’s principal long-range warhead. Long before the Americans and Soviets initiated their pursuit of space, the Germans had ambitions of their own. The “German Army Ordnance,” in fact, toiled tirelessly constructing rocket-like missiles before the Second World War. Hitler and the Nazis believed that the capability to attack strategic foreign objectives in a concise period of time would cripple their counterparts and ordain the Germans unstoppable (“Space Race Exhibition” 1)....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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The Space Race - In the aftermath of the second Great War, Europe stood in destitution. Towns, cities, roads, homes, all were devastated in the conflict leaving most of the once great and powerful European powers unable to retain their previous power. This left but two superpowers, the polar opposites in every circumstance. Their struggle for supreme power was a conflict bordering on mutual devastation, though, was not fought with armies, navies, or air forces but through a race to the final frontier: Space. Since the United States had been able to harness the power of nuclear energy to create a weapon so deadly destructive that an unequal balance of power could only be equalized after the Russians were able...   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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The Next Fifty Years in Space - The first fifty years in space saw its start when Russia launched Sputnik, the first man made satellite in 1957. This ignited the “Space Race” and spawned a generation of enthusiasm in space travel and the scientific studies that was mainly fueled by the West versus East mentality. It seemed like every kid wanted to be Neil Armstrong during that era and that kept the following generation interested in manned space flight. But, how relevant is manned space flight going to be in the next fifty years with all these world and national issues happening around us that need to be given serious attention and funding....   [tags: space program]
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NASA and Space: The Final Frontier - Human fascination with the stars is as ancient as Babylonians and has been suggested to be older than Stonehenge. From “be fruitful and multiply” to “live long and prosper,” the instinct to protect and propagate the species has manifested in religion, art, and the imaginations of countless individuals. As human understanding of space treks out of the fantastical and into the scientific, the realities of traveling through and living in space are becoming clearer. Exploring, investigating, and living in space pose an expansive series of problems....   [tags: Space Flight] 953 words
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The FCRs of Johnson Space Center - When asked who was the first man to walk on the Moon most will not have a problem replying “Neil Armstrong.” He has become a household name not only in our Nation but across our entire planet. Many people are familiar with Armstrong’s accomplishments however most are unaware of the efforts invested into these missions by people here on the ground. This paper will focus on ground Flight Control Rooms (FCRs, pronounced "fickers") that contained the talented people who helped usher some of the most important spaceflight events in our current history....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness - Today, every branch of the U.S. military relies on space in some capacity to carry out its mission. Concurrently, it is becoming more difficult for the U.S. to retain its leadership role among countries that operate satellites and for the country to remain free to operate in space. One of the greatest of the challenges to operation in space that has become increasingly important over the last ten years is that of space situational awareness (SSA). As the number of objects in orbit grows, and as more and more new organizations, both commercial and governmental, operate in space, the problem is only going to become more challenging....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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Space Junk and Its Ciaos - Space debris: the accumulation and collection of trash left in orbit. Space debris is also referred to as space junk, space waste, orbital junk, orbital debris, and space trash. Space junk consists of nonfunctional satellites, old pieces of spacecraft, bits and pieces of booster rockets, lost equipment, and other pieces of garbage. Subsequently, space debris is put into several categories, including but not limited too large and small as well as high and altitudes. All the space debris travels all throughout Earth's orbit....   [tags: Space Debris, Orbital Junk, Space]
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The Future of Space - Who Controls Space. On January 27, 1967, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union signed the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. More commonly referred to as the Outer Space Treaty this agreement has been signed and ratified by 102 countries, while an additional 27 nations have signed, but not yet ratified the treaty. The Outer Space Treaty establishes a legal framework for international space law....   [tags: United Kingdom, Soviet Union, Outer Space]
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Lost in Space - Lost in Space In the year 4621 a marvelous innovation developed by the Nova Corporation which was made to power planet’s for millions of years, These were put in place thousands of years ago and are still functioning today, but recently wierd things have been happening. Today walking through town I realized that nobody was working at the Nova Geothermal site on my planet and most of the government had simply just left. I had gone to my best friend Arlens house where I had been discussing to him about the weird findings, we turned on the television to see that there were no channels online beside the local newscasting....   [tags: Science Fiction, Space Travel]
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Astronauts and the Effects of Space - ... Space is clearly a deadly place humans were not created for, but we are determined to explore it anyway. “Though an unprotected human would not long survive in the clutches of outer space, it is remarkable that survival times can be measured in minutes rather than seconds, and that one could endure such an inhospitable environment for almost two minutes without suffering any irreversible damage. The human body is indeed a resilient machine.” (Bellows) Training Surviving in such a malicious environment to the human body requires training, and lots of it....   [tags: travelling to space, surviving] 1981 words
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Analysis - In 1969, millions of Americans watched in rapture as the first human being set foot on the alien landscape of the moon. The country rejoiced in this exhibition of our abilities, this application of our knowledge. Now, with the decimation of NASA’s budget, those glory days are over.Government funding for the space agency is at an all-time low, and the space shuttle program is being retired. No longer can the United States send people to the moon, or into space at all for that matter. The country that first reached the moon – the country that once had the most impressive space program in the world – is forced to hitch rides on Russian and Chinese shuttles (Borenstein)....   [tags: NASA, space program, space shuttle]
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The Future Of Civilan Space Travel - Space is a frontier that mankind has sought to concur for many years, but up until now if the average person entertained the idea of venturing into space within their lifetime they would not have been taken seriously by most, if not all, reasonable people. However, within the last few months several events have taken place that may lead that reasonable person to rethink his position on the matter of, privately funded civilian space travel. All this is now possible because a few people who shared a common goal gathered together and decided to further their cause for the benefit of all mankind....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 1358 words
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A New Era of Space Exploration - The United States government has made space exploration a high priority, but it at a high cost with a high reward. A new 17.5 billion dollar budget established for 2015 has been set in place for NASA to invest in new shuttles and other technologies required for new exploration (Klotz). Until 2017, which is when the first American shuttles are schedule to be ready, the cost for an American to go to the International Space Station on a foreign shuttle would cost nearly 65 million dollars a seat (Klotz)....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Space Race: USA vs USSR - The Space Race was a war of firsts between the United States of America and the Union Soviet Socialist Republics. But it was also the culmination of the dreams of man for many millennia and the team who worked on the space programs were able to discover what so many of the people that came before and after them could only dream of. It was an endeavor that all of humanity was invested in at the time. It was a testament to the power of the human spirit and it showed how nothing was impossible if we persevered and strived to be better....   [tags: The Space Race]
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The Space Race and NASA - Michael Collins once proclaimed that, “It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it’s an imperative.” People have always been fascinated by space exploration and it was during the 1950’s that the “race to space” took off. Both Russia and the United States wanted to be the first to travel into space and the first ones to land on the moon. Today, nations are still active in space exploration. This includes NASA (the U.S.), the Russian Federal Space Agency, CNSA (China), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), ISA (Italy), ROSA (Romania), and the Soviet Union....   [tags: history, US space program]
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Romantic Idea of Outer Space - There are currently several competing visions of space culture. These are the romantic ideal, of space being the final frontier, the minutia of people who act, emotionless like machines and the post-apocalyptic view of a desolated wasteland. This idea of space-power has always been present in the United States since the 1960s. In American culture space exploration and discovery has always been fascinating to the American society. . In movies like Space Cowboys and Armageddon, show the shooting up of rockets into space as a glorious experience. One of the most recognized visions of space culture is this romantic ideal of space being the final frontier....   [tags: Final Frontier, Space Culture] 1195 words
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The Benefits of Space Exploration - Curiosity has played an integral role in the advancement of the human species. From the discovery of fire by ancient ancestors to modern space explorations, it has been curiosity and the pursuit for a better future that has made humanity explore and innovate. However, exploration and innovation has never come without sacrifice. In regards to modern space exploration, the efforts to explore the universe has had negative effects including the loss of 18 human lives as of 2005 (CBS News, 2005), a tremendous investment of money, as well as adverse environmental effects both within Planet Earth and the solar system....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Benefits of Space Exploration - Space exploration can be described as many things, each of us interpret in our own ways. Space exploration, defined by Wikapedia, is the use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space. Many of us don't understand all of the benefits that come along with space exploration. The ones we are most commonly aware of are the advancing in scientific research and helping to ensure the future survival of humanity. However, space exploration benefits us in much greater detail than what it may appear....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Benefits of Space Exploration - Aside from all the negative remarks made about space exploration there is lots of innovation stemming from it. Exploration of space has directly and indirectly helped create new technologies and advancements that have directly benefitted our lives. The challenge of space exploration drives a continuing effort to design ever more capable, reliable, and efficient systems requiring the utmost ingenuity. Space exploration missions use the unique capabilities of humans and robots to achieve ambitious exploration goals....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Space Exploration in the 1980s - Space travel began in the 1960s with sending humans on single missions into space. Rockets launched into the air and just the tip would land in the ocean after parachuting back to Earth ("Space Shuttle Program," par. 4). The focus of space exploration changed during the 1980s; shifting from the desire for human space flight to the desire to create a reusable spacecraft. Originally called Space Transportation System (STS), NASA created the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) (Heiney, par. 1-2). It wanted a shuttle that was more economical because it could be launched, landed and relaunched and could gather better information....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Benefits of Space Exploration - Many citizens of this country often wonder why our government spends millions of dollars on space exploration every year. Well, new observations and data are essential to our society to advance in the understanding of life and the possibility of life on another planet. In reality, science is the true foundation for technology and economic growth. We cannot constantly depend on current facts and knowledge; rather, we must look beyond the horizon and expand our understanding about the world around us....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 646 words
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Reasons for Halting Space Exploration - On the journey to space exploration scientist should put a halt in trying to find value in other planets. Humans should not try to delve any further into space exploration, considering that they cannot take care of their own planet. With further research into the subject I was able to find sources that support putting a halt to space exploration. The research that I found was able to inform me on the excessive funds that were used for space exploration and brought no results. It also briefed me on the expedition of trying to find life on other planets that also brought no significant results....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Benefits of Space Exploration - Space exploration can bring new resources and technology to our planet. People should continue to pursue this exploration, which could benefit Earth’s environment and mankind. Space exploration has already made so many contributions to the environment, the economy, and to human health. Deep space exploration can benefit the earth in many ways, even though many argue that low earth orbit and the moon are more beneficial. The resources and information that we can learn from being in space, and from mining and researching distant planets could very well make our planet’s environment and human life better....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Space Shuttle Challenger Tragedy - On January 28, 1968 the space shuttle Challenger was deployed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. One minute and thirteen seconds after liftoff the spaceship ignited in mid air and all seven crew members were killed. The cause of the destruction of the challenger was a certain part of rubber that relieves pressure on the side of the actual rocket booster called an O-ring. When a space shuttle as used as the Challenger is about to be used for another mission there should be an even more careful with checking everything before liftoff....   [tags: NASA, space exploration] 1233 words
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Space Trash - Space trash is any discarded object in space that is harmful to every living being on earth. Since the nineteen-fifties we have been launching items into space. With our hopes and dreams in hand we hoped for the best but that is not what happened at all. There are millions upon millions upon millions of space junk in space. Now there is no possible way to get rid of all the debris, but with the cooperation of all nations we can help to stop the spread of this debris once and for all. Space leaders are in danger of all the harmful objects we have put into space....   [tags: space junk, space exploration]
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True Dimensionality of Space-Time - ... Now that a basic understanding the dimensional universe has been achieved, it seems appropriate to take a look into the pertinence of space and time in cosmological concepts researched actively. Within general relativity, the dimension of time has began at the theory of the Big Bang. This raises the important question of what came before the Big Bang. If one were to believe that, then in most cases the conversation is over. However this can’t possibly be a well thought out response to such an in depth question....   [tags: cosmology,Eureka, space, duration] 2051 words
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The Continued Space Race - ... However, one major difference in scenery is that the focus soon faded from the immediate area around Earth and shifted to what is beyond. The closest of these being Mars, the farthest being the unknown; further than what was then Pluto. What lies beyond the Milky Way is yet to be discovered and much less explored by any man-made device. Nearly all experts agree that exploration of this area of the universe is not even remotely close to being reality. However, exploration and possibly settlement of Mars is not as distant as some people may suspect....   [tags: NASA, space corporations, SpaceX] 1972 words
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Space and Mars’s Habitability - Synopsis: This research involves discovering how Martian astronauts might deal with their supplies during a long- term mission to Mars and on Mars. The goal is to show that people can develop technologies to help humans survive in space and on Mars in the future, such as producing food, recycling water and air, and storing energy. The important technology is the Controlled Ecological Life-Support System (CELSS) that can help in dealing with the supply issues as well as some possible methods to make energy on Mars....   [tags: martian astronauts, space mission]
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The International Space Station - ... “The primary fields of research include Astrobiology, astronomy, human research including space medicine and life sciences, physical sciences, materials science, space weather and weather on Earth (meteorology).” (Wiki). Another main focus of the ISS is to find out more about the possibility of space colonization. Affects that living in this environment have on the human body over a long period of time are key for us to find out if we ever want to look into permanent colonization of space. “Unprotected presence in space is characterized by an intense radiation field (consisting primarily of protons and other subatomic charged particles from the solar wind, in addition to cosmic rays), hi...   [tags: collaboration on space exploration] 1417 words
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Space Junk and Its Chaos - Space debris: the accumulation and collection of trash left in orbit. Space debris is also referred to as space junk, space waste, orbital junk, orbital debris, and space trash. Space junk consists of nonfunctional satellites, old pieces of spacecraft, bits and pieces of booster rockets, lost equipment, and other pieces of garbage. The space debris travels all throughout Earth's orbit. During the twentieth century space race, space debris was beginning to be placed into Earth's orbit. This was subsequently done by humans, appropriately after the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite launched into space....   [tags: trash left in orbit, space debris]
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The Impact of Space Exploration - ... THE The space program has done quite a bit in regards to the technological needs of the United States, making a positive difference in our medical industry and much more. “Space exploration Research has profited in several thousand medical instruments, ranging anywhere from devices for the detection of drug overdose to pacemakers” (Neil, 2013, p. 137). In addition to that, the space programs have given the medical profession a better understanding of how a healthy human functions, as well as the tools for studying the human body....   [tags: international space station, human expansion] 1023 words
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Earth from Space - ... They draw more and more water vapor. In just 24 hours, Hurricane Katrina turned into a Category 5 hurricane showering over three gallons of water a day on the Gulf coast. This monster left its mark for around 90000 sq. miles and displaced over one million people. This is a brief picture of how Sun drives water around the earth. Orbiting at a distance of 22000 miles from earth, GOES east operates along with four other satellites. These operate together by moving in a fixed position. Each satellite focuses on only one portion....   [tags: international space stations, outer space] 2122 words
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Historic Journey into Outer Space - ... The LifeShear cutter or more informally “jaws of life” is currently used by firefighters as an emergency rescue tool to free victims from car accident wreckage. NASA’s pyrotechnical separation technology was implemented in the LifeShear cutters making them 70% cheaper than other handheld cutters as well as 50% percent lighter. An additional advancement was baby formula, more specifically a nutritional supplement called Formulaid. This came about as NASA researchers were searching for a way to use algae as a way to create oxygen through photosynthesis in outer space....   [tags: Yuri Gagarin, spaceflight, space exploration] 563 words
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Cancellation of the Constellation Program Will Benefit the American Space Program - NASA has been in the business of sending men and materials into space for more than fifty years. With the introduction of the space shuttle in 1980, however, it has essentially become a transport and shipping company rather than an organization responsible for developing modern technologies to take Americans to Mars and beyond. The space shuttle was a tremendous technological achievement that enabled NASA to send millions of tons of cargo and equipment into low Earth obit, but its successor, the Constellation Program, which relies on rockets and crew capsules much like NASA’s early space programs, represents a step backward in space exploration vehicle design (“Propulsion Systems”, 2003)....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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Argument for the Continuation of the U. S Space Program - The continuation of space exploration is vital to the human race, because it is a clear expression of man’s desire to expand and advance in knowledge and experience. The launch of the International Space Station is among one of the space programs greatest achievements. “On January 25th, 1994, The International Space Station was the highlight of a moment brimming with promise“ (Logsdon, 2008 p.237). This moment not only helped to define both technology and the economy as successful beneficiaries of Space Exploration, but also as a historically inspirational scientific development....   [tags: space program, space exploration, nasa]
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End of the Space Shuttle Program: An American Financial Voyage - NASA’s Shuttle Program also known as the Space Transportation System, was the first winged manned spacecraft operation to have achieved orbit and land, also the first to use reusable spacecrafts and make multiple flights into various orbits. Although the shuttle program took America to a heighten achievement of orbital transportation, recent closure of the program has baffled many Americans and left questions about the future of the American space missions. The closure of the program by the Obama administration is a short-term allocation of government funds that should be better understood as a strategic move to improve the future stability of the American economy....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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Looking into Personal Space - ... During the time, most southern people were used to wide open spaces and common courtesies. Although, families were sharing living space there were established individual boundaries. My comfort zone when communicating with someone was about two – three feet. Once this barrier is broken unless it is a personal relationship it often became uncomfortable. This violation of my space created thoughts of how to re-establish this boundary to a safer range. After moving away from the South, this boundary became smaller because of the environment in which I was living and the experiences in my life changed....   [tags: a region of defended space surrounding someone] 870 words
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Space Exploration: A Waste of Tax Revenues - U.S. Federal government support of space exploration is NOT the most effective way to engage in scientific discovery Space exploration can be dated back to the age of European Renaissance, a historic age when arts and cultural transformation began. It was the same era when there gradual but widespread transition in educational reforms. Since then the flourishing art and science of stars and planets transformed in to the minute details of comets and meteors. The study, which started as the fundamental physical laws, governing the motions of planets around the sun, gave a great insight of not just our planet earth but also of millions of galaxies, which exist, in the world beyond us....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Museum - What is the purpose of this museum. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas houses the second largest collection of U.S. space memorabilia in the country, second only to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Cosmosphere is also home to the largest collection of Russian space memorabilia outside of Moscow. The Cosmosphere is also one of three museums in the world that has spacecrafts from all three early manned U.S. space programs. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center grew from humble beginnings....   [tags: Space Memorabilia, Museum History] 1274 words
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Technological Advances Associated with Space Exploration - Human space exploration had its beginning on October 4, 1957, when the Soviets launched Sputnik 1 into space. Sputnik was the first artificial satellite. The United States followed close behind, launching Explorer 1 into orbit in early 1958. The Soviet Union was also first to launch a man into space, when on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth on Vostok 1. Again, the United States followed shortly after when Alan Shepard made a suborbital flight, becoming the first American in space....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Space Weapons - Should the U.S. place limits on the development of space weapons. What should go in the category of space weapon. What challenges will be faced in the development of space weapons. How will these developments tie into furthering technology for space travel. How will these advances affect life here on earth. Currently the United States does not have weapons of mass destruction in space. The United States does have tactical devices in space providing defense and supporting campaigns that take place here on earth....   [tags: Space Program]
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Space Tourism - Space tourism involves travelling in to the space by people for leisure, adventure or investment by established space tourism businesses. It is an expensive undertaking that satisfies the curiosity of people regarding how the space looks like. Virgin Galactic is one of the emerging companies that have taken advantage of the new investment opportunity. Space environment on the other hand is likely to be affected by space tourism due to the black carbon emitted by the rockets involved in space tourism....   [tags: space travel, space environment, technology]
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Analysis of Office Space: Communication in the Workplace - “Office Space” is a comedy movie of a man who desperately hates his job and his boss. The movie begins with Peter Gibbon’s daily life story at Initech. At work, Peter has to deal with his indifferent boss, Bill Lumbergh, who doesn’t want to listen to his employee’s feedbacks. Lumbergh seems to be an ignorant and arrogant man who dictates his employee and doesn’t want to be blamed at all. Moreover, Lumbergh asks his employee to come to work on weekend. The atmosphere in the office is getting more intense after Lumbergh announced that Initech is bringing in consultants to increase the efficiency of the company....   [tags: office space, workplace communication]
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Space Exploration: The Key to the Future of Mankind - While the origins of our planet stretch back some 4.6 billion years, the existence of modern man can be correlated to a single minute in the entire span of our geological calendar. Mankind has progressed from the primitive innovations of building fire and wielding stone-age tools to the achievements of industrialization and globalization. In our increasing world of interconnectivity, population explosion, and technological and scientific discoveries, how do we manage the accompanying challenges that threaten our existence....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Travelling to Deep Space - “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” The famous quote from the original series of Star Trek has also been the dream and reality of many men throughout history. From Yuri Garan, the Russian pilot who was the first man in space, to Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon. All of these modern explorers wished to go farther than anyone had gone before but they still only made it to the Moon--a mere 238,900 miles, extremely small relative to interstellar travel. The problem is that there is no way for humans to travel between planets or even stars, survive the trip, land, and be able to successfully colonize a planet....   [tags: space travel, interstellar ark, Enzmann]
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2010 National Space Policy Implications - On June 28, 2010, President Barack Obama revealed the nation’s National Space Policy. The new policy was vastly different than the previous administration’s policy. Areas of concern addressed in the 2010 policy included future direction for NASA missions, increased cooperation between nations, commercial and civilian use of space, and space as a contested environment. One of the biggest differences between President Obama’s policy and the policy of past administrations was the stance on weapons and conflict in space....   [tags: international space race]
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American Vs. Russian Space Program - Since the launch of Sputnik 1, Russia and America continually compete against one another in the exploration of space. The idea of exploring a new frontier intrigued the citizens of both countries. The race to achieve the first successful launch into space created the institution of two independent space programs, the Soviet Space Program and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since their origins, the agencies contrasted in mission procedures, construction, and view of space’s applications....   [tags: Sputnik 1, Space Exploration] 2222 words
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Space Shuttle Ethics Case Study - One of the greatest tragedies in history occurred on January 8, 1986. Shortly after it was launched, the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing seven astronauts, including Christa McAuliffe, a New Hampshire schoolteacher chosen to be the first teacher in space (“Challenger Disaster, n.d.). The explosion was caused by a failure of the O-rings of the solid rocket boosters. The O-rings were unable to seat properly, causing the leaking of hot combustion gases, which burnt through the external fuel tank....   [tags: Space travel, challenger]
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Space Race and Cold War - Who can listen to the words "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" and not bring to mind the images of the lunar mission of Apollo 11. We have been inventing and exploring things since centuries. Many of these things that we discovered or invented, were never thought would be possible in earth's life time. But they exist today, and they are used by almost every human being and there are many more incredible and improbable things to come and aid us in our daily life. One of the most interesting things to me would fall under exploration and inventing....   [tags: Apollo 11, Space Exploration, John F. Kennedy] 1008 words
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The Pros and Cons of Space Tourism´s Expansion - With the space program growing the space industry is seeing a greater demand in the market for space tourism. With these demands to venture out to space there are companies that are venturing out to make it an opportunity for humans to explore out to the stars. The world is now seeing companies making it their mission to do orbital, suborbital flights and even live in space. The space industry’s business and economics on the development of new space vehicles for future space tourism is a concern for these companies....   [tags: private market, space vehicles] 1207 words
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Space Exploration: Not Worth the Cost - The space programmes of both the USA and the USSR became perhaps the most important prestige projects of the Cold War. From the launch of Sputnik - the first artificial satellite - in 1957, through to the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961, the first moon landing in 1969, and beyond, both superpowers invested huge amounts of money in order to outdo each other in the so-called ‘space race’. At the time, this was a convenient project to choose: while it allowed the two nations to compete in a supposedly peaceful area, proving their scientific achievements, the work on rockets also fed directly into work on the inter-continental ballistic missiles which would allow them to strike...   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 934 words
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TheTechnological Advances in Space Exploration - (2) Space exploration is our human response to curiosity about the earth, the moon, the planets, the sun and other stars, and the galaxies. Manned and unmanned space vehicles venture far beyond the boundaries of the earth to collect valuable information about the universe. Human beings have visited the moon and have lived in space stations for long periods. Space exploration helps us see the earth in its true relation with the rest of the universe. Such exploration could reveal how the sun, the planets, and the stars were formed and whether life exists beyond our own world....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 2700 words
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