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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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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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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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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Analysis - ... They would prefer to see the money spent by NASA redirected towards projects closer to home. However, a large portion of this sentiment and scrutiny against space exploration simply stems from Americans’ misconceptions about NASA’s cost, along with the paranoia caused by our atrocious national debt. According to a poll taken in 2010, the average American believed that NASA consumed 24% of the federal budget, therefore making it seem an easy place to cut spending. In reality the agency’s funds amounted to less than 1% (Tyson)....   [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 - ... This mission poses a serious risk to the astronauts due to the instability of asteroids floating in space. The event that sparked this idea was the asteroid that burned out over the Russian sky in 2013 (Howell). This mission could provide vital information when dealing with bigger asteroids that may enter the Earth’s atmosphere in the future. The Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization mission, or ARU, plans to have astronauts visit the asteroid by 2025. Another huge mission planned for NASA is to visit the “Red Planet”, Mars....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Space Race: USA vs USSR - ... The third Luna probe successfully took pictures of the dark side of the moon which was unseen by human eyes before this. The Americans meanwhile revealed the first American astronauts to the public and they were known as the Mercury Seven who were Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton, and the public lovingly accepted them because they were the ideal family men and they looked like what the middle class American’s should looked like....   [tags: The Space Race]
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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 - ... Therefore the potential for innovation triggered by space exploration is considerable. These correspondence also give an opportunity for the co-development of technologies across the space and nom-space communities. (Space Policy and Coordination Unit, 2010, p.6, para.2 ) Moreover, space exploration is not a one man effort it requires the work and knowledge of multiple countries. This one goal brings countries together developing partnerships which creates opportunities to address global challenges....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Space Exploration in the 1980s - ... Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space (STS-9, par. 1-2). On April 29, 1985, STS-51-B sent animals on the Challenger; "two monkeys and 24 rodents were observed for the effect of weightlessness" (STS-51B, par. 1-4). The country was excited about Challengers 10th space mission, STS-51-L, because it was to be another historic first for the Challenger. Among its seven crew members was a New Hampshire school teacher that was chosen from thousands of applicants to be the first civilian to fly a space mission....   [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 - ... The forth option would be to have a magnet positioned on the earth and use the magnetic force to pull objects back to earth and not destroy them in space to create more debris (Kovalenko 2). NASA tracks every piece of debris the size of or bigger than a softball to make such that a piece that big would not interfere with the International Space Station or any other working object in space (Redd 3). According to Kovalenko, Unfortunately these ways are way too expensive and would take way too long to turn them from ideas into the real things (1)....   [tags: space junk, space exploration]
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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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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 - ... 2011). “Today, nanotechnology is an emerging technology globally in which the United States currently demonstrates a healthy investment and is even considered the quickest growing industry in history”(Roberts, A. 2011). “It is predicted that nanotechnology will have an significant impact on crime, war, terrorism, law enforcement and commercial goods” (Roberts, A 2011). A very important industry that is heavily impacted by nanotechnology is the medical industry. “For instance, researchers at Johns Hopkins University, together with colleagues at the johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are pursuing a test that could potentially help to find cancer, referred to as “MS-qFRet” (Johns Hopkins Un...   [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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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 - ... The quote below shows how challenge leads to innovation, and how we end up benefitting from space exploration. And what about the Hubble telescope. When it was first launched, it had a bad mirror, remember. We still took fuzzy data, awaiting the repair mission. Better than nothing. But what were we going to do with the data. Then along came a computer science guy who wrote an algorithm that maximizes the information we can extract from the fuzzy Hubble pictures. We used it for years. But then, somebody else said, “Hey, this is a good algorithm....   [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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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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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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Weaponizing Space - 1. There is an ongoing debate on the issue of weaponizing space in order to protect our national space assets and achieve national strategic objectives. This is an issue because of the increase of more space faring nations trying to exploit the benefits of space and other nations also trying to develop capabilities to disrupt other from using it. This background paper will outline the current international laws and policies, our national policies in regard to space, current issues that catalyzed this debate, the benefits and disadvantage of weaponizing space....   [tags: Politics, National Space] 807 words
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America Should Spend More on Space Exploration - The United Sates federal government is planning on cutting federal funding for space exploration and NASA towards the end of the year. The “Space Race” began in the 1950’s and 1960’s when Russia sent up the first successful, unmanned satellite named Sputnik in into outer space. The U.S. response was the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. During this time, the Soviets sent the first man in to orbit, Yuri Gagarin. Then, in July of 1969, the U.S. took the lead in the race by sending the first men to the moon on Apollo 11(“Space Exploration 1)....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 1251 words
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America Should Spend More on Space Exploration - The continuation of space exploration is vital to the human race because it is a clear expression of the human’s desire to expand themselves, and advance further in knowledge and experience in such a way that has improved the conditions of living. The launch of the International Space Station is among one of its 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 Exploration Essays]
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America Should Spend More on Space Exploration - Space exploration should be funded at even greater levels than at present. It has provided scientific, technological, and economic benefits for all mankind. Furthermore it will continue to provide these benefits as long as we continue to explore. The American space program as well as the United States economy is facing many challenges at this time but we need to look at what the long term costs of not continuing a robust manned and unmanned space program will be. The solar system holds many mysteries and an untold amount of untapped resources that if not explored and utilized by the United States will be utilized by other Nations....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Space Program]
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Government Budget: Basic Needs or Exploring Outer Space - "Governments are spending a lot of money on our new space ships, and we can feel the underlying pressure from the other nations," says one of the engineers from the department of designing outer space air-crafts for China. According to John McHale, there was 3.5 billion dollars in NASA's budget in 2010 (McHale, 2009, p.11). Indeed, developing the new technology on outer space is important for a country; however, here is the voice from the citizens and critics, " Governments should spend more money meeting people's basic needs, which concern individuals more compared to the high-end technology in outer space." Governments are facing serious problems when coming to the issue of meeting people...   [tags: Space Travel, Economy]
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Benefits of Space Exploration: Finding Underground Water Resources - It has long been said that the exploration of the cosmos should be secondary to the resolution of the problems on the planet Earth. However, as scientists and engineers reach further and further out into the reaches of the stars, they gain equally substantial insight into how to solve problems on Earth. Most people are ignorant to the potential gains the human race could make from exploring space. In fact, engineers have developed different ways to adapt technology from the space program to solve prevalent issues on Earth....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Space Exploration: We Must Explore the Final Frontier - What if Star Trek was no longer a piece of fiction and it was possible for mankind to colonize other worlds. Exploring the cosmos would be able to answer many questions about the unknown. Humans may already be within reach of this extraordinary feat. Some requirements for space travel are: a dependable source of energy, capability to cover large distances in a relatively short time, and ability to communicate with Earth from considerable distances ("10 Technology Innovations"). If life forms are involved, the craft must be able support life....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Innovations Needed for Deep Space Exploration - ... (Rutz) In the domestic world, we herald things like the UV-protectant lenses we find in sunglasses, along with more scratch-proof glass, originally designed for use in astronaut helmets for personal safety. Memory foam comes from advancements in space technology, alongside portable vacuums and cordless power tools (Rutz). Household smoke detectors are the result of the need to detect smoke during the Apollo program. Perhaps the most prominent in daily life is the LED light, which is much brighter and more energy efficient than the incandescent bulb (Guven)....   [tags: space travels, nasa, atomic clock, satellites]
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Technology and Human Evolution in the Film, 2001: A Space Odyssey - In the science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The director, Stanley Kubrick, portray his masterpiece in an ambiguous understanding where he examines topics such as extraterrestrial life, the dealings with technology and the human evolution. Throughout the movie, Kubrick depicts the facade, monolith as an instrument in awakening intelligence. Moreover, the protagonists go through a drastic change of struggle to explore on the idea of technology and extraterrestrial life. In the opening scene, a mysterious black monolith is bestowed upon the prehistoric apes....   [tags: 2001: A Space Odyssey, films] 461 words
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space, the final frontier, is a perplexing place that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, strives to better understand. NASA’s purpose is “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.” For over fifty years, NASA has been pushing the development of new technologies that will help humanity to better understand the universe in which they live. NASA has a rich and diverse history that extends back more than fifty years....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, space technology, solar system]
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The Battle for Space in Shaw - The Battle for Space in Shaw "Groups, classes or fractions of classes cannot constitute themselves or recognize one another as ‘subjects’ unless they generate (or produce) a space. Ideas, representation, or values which do not succeed in making their mark on space….will lose all pith and become mere sign…Space’s investment - the production of space – has nothing incidental about it: it is a matter of life and death." Henri Lefebve, The Production of Space Lefebvre's quote speaks of the production of space as a common, inevitable Occurrence....   [tags: Development Space] 3096 words
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Space Energy - The world is falling apart, and we need to find new alternatives to oil and quit our love affair with it;, it has gotten out of hand. There are plenty of energy alternatives to this.that are cleaner. The only thing is we just need to start researching them more. They may be costly right now but what will be the cost of not going to these alternatives and saving the planet now. We need to leave fossil fuels behind and start focusing on the future and see what we need to do to be prepared before it is too late....   [tags: International Space Station, Fuel Sources]
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Manufacturing in Space - Man's capability to leave the Earth offers many new prospects for the future. Asteroid mining, building launch facilities on the moon, tourism, and space manufacturing are only some of the many opportunities that are being considered. There are many considerations which must be examined . For example, in the case of manufacturing in space, economic factors include : can it be done on Earth . If so, which offers a most cost effective venue?; environmental factors include both contamination of the plant and whatever pollutants may be generated in the manufacturing process....   [tags: science space manufacturing] 421 words
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Elevators to Space - The idea of an elevator into space is not a new one. First contemplated by a Russian scientist in 1895, it was not truly popularized until Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Fountains of Paradise in 1978. The idea is so simple, it seems absurd. A tether is extended from the surface of the earth, and using a combination of gravity and centrifugal force, is extended outwards. Vehicles can then scale this tether, removing the need for costly rockets. Arthur C. Clarke claims that the space elevator is an attainable goal, and we will have one “about 10 years after people stop laughing.” However, before it can be constructed, there are many engineering issues that need to be worked out....   [tags: physics space elevator] 1428 words
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A New Age in Space Exploration? - “A Renewed Spirit of Discovery” was the title of President Bush’s speech for his vision of new Space Exploration. Since the debate was given on January 14, 2004, it has produced viable concerns from those who support and oppose the initiative. Arguments for and against it have appeared in all types of media, and more importantly in the minds of Americans. This Literature Review will discuss many of these beliefs in order to achieve a well-rounded, objective analysis of the issue. But before any opinions are put forth, it is always important to talk about the relative facts....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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A Response to 2001: A Space Odyssey - A Response to 2001: A Space Odyssey I love having the Blue Danube waltz in 2001; it's my favorite part of the movie. What I find most amusing about it is that it ties in so well with the smoothness of a space orbit. In the first space scene, anything that is free floating, like the pen or the ships themselves, is perfectly in balance with the music. Nothing in orbit is ever rushed, and at no time does it ever falter from its halcyon state of existence. The Blue Danube matches this perfectly, and it contrasts sharply with the forced human stellar endeavors that are also present....   [tags: 2001 Space Odyssey Essays] 1240 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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Kant: Metaphysical Exposition of Space - Kant: Metaphysical Exposition of Space Explain and asses what you think to be the best argument Kant gives as his “Metaphysical Exposition of Space” (B37-40) that space cannot be either and actual entity (Newtonian concept) or any independent relation among real things (Leibnizian concepti be on). In other words, is he successful in arguing that space must be (at least) a form of intuition. Do any of his arguments further show that space must be ONLY a form of intuition and not ALSO something Newtonian or Leibnizian....   [tags: Space Kant Philosophy Essays] 2558 words
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Space Exploration: Past and Future - Ever since the beginning of time, mankind has been fascinated with wonders of space. Before the mid-1900s, all mankind could do was gaze at the stars from Earth and wonder what it would be like to go into space. Man would look through telescopes and make theories on how the universe worked. During the mid-1900s, mankind finally was able to send a man into space and explore the wonders of space first hand. So why do humans explore space. Well, it is our fascination with the unknown. At first, all mankind did was look up and wonder how things became what they are now....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Challange of Space Travel - The reasons for space travel are countless. Population growth is a major problem that could be helped if space travel led to discovering potentially viable living environments other than Earth. Currently, the population is doubling every 35 years and may speed up with increased technology (1). There is a vicious cycle of poverty, lack of education, and corruption that is already occurring in third world countries due to the population. A second problem that could be helped is a direct result of the first....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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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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The Politics of Space Exploration - The Politics of Space Exploration The simple commanding beauty of the moments before lift-off—thrusters ignited as dazzling shades of fire and smoke shatter the dreams of the sleeping rocket, contrasted by a flawlessly infinite blue sky and heightened by an almost surreal apprehension—depict the dramatic perfection that is space exploration. This image frozen in time, however captivating and serene, often overshadows the hidden agendas and secret dealings that go on behind the scenes. In reality, the probing of space has just as much to do with politics as with mankind’s actual zest for knowledge....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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The Benefits of Space Exploration - Outline I. Introduction A. Critics point to waste and lack of direct impact on individuals II. Benefits A. Environmental 1. Ocean example 2. Ozone depletion a. TOMS and phase-out of harmful chemicals b. Anarctic hole in the ozone layer B. Medical 1. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) a. Diagnoses b. Phase-out of exploratory surgery 2. Telemedicine 3. Digital breast Biopsy system C. Consumer and other products 1. Robotics 2. Cable television industry 3. Teflon a. Cookware b. Carpets c. Clothing D....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 1381 words
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The International Space Station - The International Space Station is the doorway to the future of mankind and the world as it is known. The scientific and medical discoveries that will be made on the station could create billions of dollars annually. A plan like this, arranged to benefit the whole world economy, should sound like a good idea to every person, but some believe that the ISS is too risky, too ineffective, or too costly to create. Whether or not the space station is worth the money, time, and effort, one thing is clear, everyone is interested in this virtual floating laboratory and what assets or liabilities it will bring....   [tags: Science Space Exploration] 3088 words
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History Of Space Exploration - In our history many great things have happened. We have been inventing and exploring things since day one. Many of these things that we discovered or invented we thought would never be possible in earth's life time. But they exists now, today, they are used by almost every human being and there are many more incredible and unmanageable things to come and aid us in every day life. One of the most interesting things to me would fall under exploration and inventing. You are about to venture in to the history of space and learn how man and mans objects have gotten there....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Advantages of Space Exploration - The 1960's brought new advancements for all of Earth. Machines and men were sent into space, and this sparked a new government agency, called NASA. Space was a new frontier, and virtually everyone was interested in exploring it. Over the years, the interest in space exploration has weakened, and NASA was almost terminated from existence, although there have been many advancements in it over that time. Space exploration should continue because it could help solve many problems on Earth, such as overpopulation and lack of resources....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 1395 words
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History Of Space Exploration - Exploration; to travel in a little-known region for discovery, as defined by Webster. Since the age of the Greeks, Anglo-Saxons have been interested in space exploration. From Copernicus to Gaileo to Newton, space has been looked upon with adoring eyes. Space has been regarded time after time as the final frontier. That was until 1957, with the launch of the Sputnik-1, when the Soviet built satellite became the first man-made satellite successfully launched out into outer space. In 1958, the United States matched the Soviets with their own satellite, Explorer III....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Rockets and Space Travel - Flying into orbit, at times, seems just an ordinary event. We have been launching objects into orbit for several decades now. Over time, it seems that the knowledge of the first attempt to send an object into the atmosphere was lost. One lone American was very absorbed into the science of this very thing. He had an obsession about him. John Goddard spent endless hours trying to perfect a small rocket launch. Though it sounds simple, lighting a fire underneath a small projectile, and make go in a straight line toward the heavens, is very detailed orientated....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Developing Wireless Communications to Space - A big potential problem in the future is developing a wireless communications network in outer space. In this paper we will discuss the problems presented with this and the potential solutions to these problems using existing and some futuristic technology. We have broke this into two main parts, one being earth to satellite to planet and back, and the other being planetary ground transmission to and from astronauts to rovers to space stations. The solution has already started being implemented and will continue rapidly into the near future....   [tags: Science Outer Space Communication Satellite]
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The Down to Earth Challenges of Space Exploration - The Down to Earth Challenges of Space Exploration Humans have dreamed of leaving the earth and traveling space for many years, and up to this day they have taken many steps in the right direction. Yet, with every new frontier they approach, new problems loom over the horizon. All problems involved with space exploration may not directly involve space itself. Many of those problems surface right here on Earth. Some of the easier issues have been resolved, such as escaping the forces of gravity to reach outer space....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]
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Reducing Space Exploration Will Not End Poverty - Space exploration has advanced a lot through the last years. Specially in the Cold War, where the United States and the Soviet Union competed between them and invested a lot in this field. Since then, U.S.A. kept on with this project of sending ships into outer space and exploring through the endless universe looking hopefully that something would appear. Millions are spend in these projects, but are they really worth it. Millions of people are living in poverty, starving to death, and this imperialist countries couldn’t care less for them, and are spending huge amounts of their budget on sending some space ships to vague across the universe....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 696 words
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The Physics of Space Shuttle Re-Entry - When in orbit the shuttle is positioned so that it is moving nose-first and the top of the shuttle is pointing towards the earth. The shuttle is positioned "bottom up" so that the black bottom will radiate the heat from the sun more effeciently. Step one for the shuttle is to turn around so that it is moving stern-first and then it fires it's engines in order to slow the shuttle so that it will drop out of orbit. Next the shuttle flips over so that it is right-side-up when it enters the atmosphere....   [tags: physics science space] 1487 words
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SEDS-Saving Space Exploration - SEDS-Saving Space Exploration Space exploration was once a fascinating part of human culture. Back in the 60’s, when getting to the moon was a top priority, and exploring the features of other planets interested people, the space program had the momentum to pull off bigger and better things. To explore stars not even in our galaxy and even possibly pull off the feat of discovering extraterrestrial life was something people only dreamed about. Once being only in the imagination, space travel is a reality....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 1685 words
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Voyager Space Probes - Historical Overview of the Voyager Spacecraft The Voyager Space Probes were originally designed as part of a multi-craft program known as the Grand Tour. The basic goal of The Grand Tour was to send multiple probes to throughout the solar system in a grand spirit of exploration. Despite the large dreams of its NASA designers, the Grand Tours soon became a victim of its own grand price tag. Budget cuts forced NASA to eliminate all but two of the planned Grand Tours spacecraft. Once the dust had cleared, what was left of the Grand Tour found itself reorganized as the Voyager Mission....   [tags: physics science space]
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Pioneering Space - Pioneering Space "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Those words, spoken by Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, have passed into history. Their emotional delivery, their meaning, and the historically monumental event they commemorate make them some of the most famous words ever spoken. Anyone who was old enough to remember the time can probably remember exactly where he or she was and what he or she was doing when man first walked on the moon. Along with the inscription on the plaque placed at the point of the landing ("we came in peace for all mankind"), Armstrong's words are often enough to bring tears to the eyes of nearly every American a...   [tags: NASA Space Program Papers]
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Space Exploration - People have been venturing out into the universe for many years now. In addition to satellites, both women and men astronauts have traveled into space to collect data about the universe. The first human being, the first animal, and the first spacecraft in orbit, were all achievements of the Soviet Union. In 1958 a group known as The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded. The first probe to escape Earth's gravity was the Soviet LUNA 1, launched on Jan. 2, 1959. It passed the Moon and continued into interplanetary space....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 642 words
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Black Holes: The Power Source for Future Space Travel? - Everyone knows that the spaceships in Star Trek that travel faster than the speed of light are mere science fiction. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, if an object reached the speed of light, its mass would be immediately transformed into energy. Currently our spaceships can not even reach mars in less than five years. Now, with modern theories of black holes, trips to other solar systems may be possible at nearly the speed of light. Black holes were only proven to exist within the last twenty-five years and were only really considered to exist for the last seventy-five years....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 2015 words
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Leibniz's Theory of Space in the Correspondence with Clarke and the Existence of Vacuums (1) - Leibniz's Theory of Space in the Correspondence with Clarke and the Existence of Vacuums (1) ABSTRACT: It is well known that a central issue in the famous debate between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Samuel Clarke is the nature of space. They disagreed on the ontological status of space rather than on its geometrical or physical structure. Closely related is the disagreement on the existence of vacuums in nature: while Leibniz denies it, Clarke asserts it. In this paper, I shall focus on Leibniz's position in this debate....   [tags: Space Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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The Idea of Space - THE IDEA OF SPACE The concept of space is an important architectural feature that distinguishes it from other artistic activities. It is the three dimensional aspect of space that a person can find his or herself within. A painting is simply two dimensional, even if the artist could introduce other dimensions to it, the viewer can only see the painting on a flat canvas. Sculpture is three-dimensional however people can see that from the outside and immediately relate to it. Architecture is very much similar to a large statue that has been simply carved from the inside so that one can live and dwell from within....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Colonization of Space - “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” Neil Armstrong said this about his famous trip in which he was the first man to have stepped on the moon, being one of the few who have had this opportunity. Earth has been home to humankind since its birth. Now humanity has managed to tame Earth and the next step is to traverse into the reaches of the solar system, although Earth will always be the home to humanity but there are other possible homes for us in this galaxy through colonization....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, solar sytem, Earth, galaxy]
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The Space Race - ... The ball had six radio antennae. Sputnik 3 was a Russian launch. It managed full orbit and contained many scientific tools used for Geophysical discoveries. Its appearance takes on a large spherical bottomed cone with a flat top. It had four landing legs, and four hooks on the side. It had slight bumps on its side. Nasa, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration replaces the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics on October first 1958. NASA is still with us today and was against the SSP (Soviet Space Program)....   [tags: US vs USSR, sputnik 1, moon]
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The Space Race - The Space Race was a competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for supremacy in space. From 1955 until 1975, both sides battled it out to be the leader in the competition. Fueled by the Cold War and other causes of the beginning of the race, the Soviet Union and the United States fought for authority in a very public manner through the media. There were many achievements at this time and it led the way for many great things to come afterwards. The origins of the Space Race can be found in Germany in the 1930s....   [tags: Soviet Union, United States, technology]
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The Space Race - I wish I were born in the 1940's to sprint the space race. Humankind cannot thank enough for the legacy this bustle has left in science and technology. During my initial visit to George Mason University, I met Dr. Gerald Cook and we talked at length about his work in control systems and robotics and the type of research work I could do with him. Soon I learned that Dr. Cook had worked for the Apollo program early in his career and at that instant, I could see it clear that I wanted to work with him....   [tags: Engineering] 1012 words
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