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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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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 to create a similar weapon....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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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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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 Race, NASA] 1251 words
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Space Exploration - ... At the time NASA had already spent $9 billion on the program and had a proposal for another $50 billion. It was clear that they still would not been able to complete the program even if they had all the funding that was requested. So, the Obama administration decided that “they are going to make wise and prudent investments—an additional $6 billion over the next five years—to really propel us on a new journey of innovation and discovery” (Foust, J. 2010). There was a lot of negativity around the budget that was finally set, but there was one congressman that did see light to the reasoning of the Obama Administration....   [tags: air, space, NASA]
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Lost in Space - ... I now found myself suited up, about to jump into space, this was probably going to be the craziest thing I had ever done and I was too scared to enjoy it, there was no way from him to communicate to me once I had gone outside, but he had given me clear instructions to follow, I had been pushed into the airlock and I was staring out the window with the button to open the door to my side, I hit it gently and nothing happened so I hit it again a little harder, and then a few times more until the door immediately slide open....   [tags: Science Fiction, Space Travel]
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Space Travelling - ... There are other types of self healing composites, one using optical fibers and ultra violet light curing resin to automatically begin to cure once it is hit by the ultra violet light of a hole or crack. The ultra violet light acts is the trigger and the ultra violet curing resin is the sensor. When both of them come together it is a self healing system that doesn't require any human interaction. Morphing composites is one of the newest abilities of composites. The term "smart" material means some type of material that can change in shape or form....   [tags: polymers, space shuttle, NASA, discovery]
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Space Energy - ... They are not recyclable so we could just send them out of space, think of it as spitting in the ocean and how that would make no difference. China proposed to India the possibility on working together to have solar panels sent out to space. "Such a mission will be a great example for the entire world and will bring peace and prosperity to the both the nations as well as to the world," said scientist V Ponraj (Times of India). If we could move away from using things that release so much CO2 into the atmosphere and more to electricity it would be better and cleaner....   [tags: International Space Station, Fuel Sources]
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The Worthwhile Cost of Space Exploration - Curiosity has been 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 ]
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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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The Numerous 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] 646 words
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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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Space Exploration: 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 ]
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What Comes From Space Exploration? - What comes from space exploration. Space exploration can be describe 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]
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The Impact of Space Exploration - ... According to researchers, “Land satellites (or “landsats”) today can help measure the condition of wheat, which helps to identify and isolate potential disease that could be spreading among the crops” (Neil, 2013, p. 134). Another purpose of these landsats is to monitor freshwater supplies. “With an increasing need for locating water supplies, these devices help to not only locate thousands of temporary small lakes in the Southwest U. S, but they also enable the ability to locate subsurface water supplies near cities or areas in desperate need of irrigation“ (Neil, 2013, p....   [tags: technology, economy, space program]
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Romantic Idea of Outer Space - ... You are looking good.’ ‘Roger. Hear you loud and clear, Houston.’” (Mailer 214-215). In this conversation, Mailer is trying to show that space experience can be boring where people act like machines. Many space-journey movies try to show space-travel as a thrilling, glorious experience, but it is not. Most people at many times do not acknowledge that space travel can have a more robotic, were astronauts talk like machines. Another competing vision of space culture is the post-apocalyptic, wasteland view....   [tags: Final Frontier, Space Culture] 1195 words
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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 Travel Astronaut] 1358 words
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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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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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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 and indeed much of the world....   [tags: NASA Space Program Papers]
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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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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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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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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Museum - ... In addition to educating the public, and attracting tourists, the Cosmosphere also operates the world’s leading space aircraft restoration and replication facility. Frequently contacted by other museums for exhibit production and artifact restoration and replication, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has been designated by the Smithsonian Institute to restore flown U.S. spacecraft. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is home to four venues including the Hall of Space Museum, the Justice Planetarium, the Carey IMAX Dome Theatre, and Dr....   [tags: Space Memorabilia, Museum History] 1274 words
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American Vs. Russian Space Program - ... His fellow scientists and engineers, due to lack of appreciation, betrayed him by falsely denouncing him to the secret police, who incarcerated Korolev. He suffered one of Russia’s greatest detrimental forms of punishment, serving a year in the Kolyma mines of the Gulag, an infamous labor camp located in Siberia. Korolev pleaded with Soviet leader Stalin for his release but received no compassion until Stalin comprehended Korolev’s potential to design marvelous pristine weapons to battle Hitler and his V-2....   [tags: Sputnik 1, Space Exploration] 2222 words
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Space Shuttle Ethics Case Study - ... The information regarding the hazardous temperatures was applicable to the arrangement of the launch, and it was not reported to levels I or II at NASA management (“The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster,” n.d.). Also, NASA was eager to launch Challenger. The agency was fervent to launch the shuttlecraft so the launch pad could be renovated before the next mission, which was to launch a probe to observe Halley’s Comet to accumulate data a few days before Russia launched a similar probe (“Engineering Ethics,” n.d.)....   [tags: Space travel, challenger]
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Space Race and Cold War - ... Even in the late 19th century, few people believed such a feat was possible, and yet, a mere half a century later, the first man was launched into space (Irvine 5). How did the human race go from just dreaming about space to actually launching human beings into space in such a short time. This historical change was such an outstanding accomplishment which will always be regarded as a work of bravery, heroism, and purpose to do what one though was out of the question, something unimaginable. Such an attainment gives humanity a collective impression of achievement, admiration, awe and creativity....   [tags: Apollo 11, Space Exploration, John F. Kennedy] 1008 words
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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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America Should Spend More on Space Exploration - Space exploration should continue to 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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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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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's basic needs....   [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 Benefits]
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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 Expository Essays] 1685 words
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The International Space Station - The International Space Station missing works cited 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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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) - ... The human exploration and operations department focuses on developing commercial space flight and human exploration that goes beyond the low orbit of Earth. Exploring our planet, solar system, and universe, as well as, bringing the benefits of exploration to society is the main purpose of NASA’s science department. The space technology branch of NASA researches and develops new technologies that can aid in its future missions, as well as, economically benefit the nation. These four branches of NASA continue to present society with new technologies that improve life....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, space technology, solar system]
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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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Rockets and Space Travel - 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 Research Rocket Papers]
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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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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 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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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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Space Debris - ... For the first dozen years of its existence, the ISS averaged only one collision avoidance maneuver per year. However, in the past 12 months (April 2011 to April 2012), the ISS was forced to execute four collision avoidance maneuvers and would have conducted two additional maneuvers if the warnings had come sooner (NASA, 2012). The threat level at which an ISS collision maneuver is required when risk is greater than 1 in 10,000 (NASA, 2012). Space debris contamination level of outer space is determined by four factors: 1. Time debris spent in orbit 2. Areas of its concentration 3. Orbital altitude 4. Orbital trajectory Scientists have developed space debris mitigation mathematical models to give them a rough idea about the concentrations of space debris....   [tags: contamination, atmosphere, IADC, technology]
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Space Exploration - ... Scientific approaches typically favor preservation and conservation, while a corporation's for-profit approach is disruptive and destructive to the natural conditions. Government sponsored, scientific organizations like NASA, who appreciate the scientific value of space will treat it with more care than conglomerates who will see only the potential for material exploitation, with no concern for the ecologic consequences. Even if humans do not knowingly destroy the ecosystems they discover, there is still a real possibility that they could inadvertently destroy any life they found by introducing “terrestrial organisms” into the “alien ecosystem” through “forward contamination” (Source F)....   [tags: Ecological Impacts, Financial Implications] 843 words
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Swap Space - Swap space is a low-level task of the operating system that resides in either a separate disk partition or normal file system. Swap space temporarily removes inactive programs from the memory. This is referred to as swapping and is often referred to as virtual memory. Virtual memory enables the execution of a process within main memory only as needed. We’ll discuss virtual memory in Chapter 9. Swapping allows processes to move between main memory and secondary memory. Only so many processes can fit in main memory at any one time, though many more may actually be ready to run or execute....   [tags: Information Technology] 2265 words
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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 - ... Clearly the resources within space, even in near-Earth asteroids, are invaluable to industry in the modern world and should be harvested if possible. It also is clear that space exploration is not nearly as costly as it appears to be and with the possible profit margins people can easily increase their wealth. Finally it shows that space exploration is not significantly detrimental to the terrestrial environment and instead has the capability to save the little that is left. In order to obtain these resources and in order to send people into space for permanent settlements the technology must first be available to do so....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, solar sytem, Earth, galaxy]
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The Space Race - ... Moscow time, Sputnik 1 was launched. Sputnik 1, a small ball less than two feet in diameter and weighing less than two hundred pounds, became the first artificial satellite in Earth’s orbit. After this launch, Eisenhower ordered the civilian rocket and satellite project, Vanguard, to launch sooner than planned. On 6 December 1957, the Project Vanguard launch failed at Cape Canaveral in front of a live television audience. The satellite exploded a few seconds after launching, only four feet off the ground, and became an international joke, being referred to as Kaputnik....   [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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Russian Spaceport to Begin Construction - Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin announced that a new spaceport would begin construction, and that it would cost approximately 800 million dollars to build. It is expected to open in 2015, and will be geared towards a largely civilian clientele. This will be a major political security for Russia, which currently has to base its launches out of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which it rents. The location will be nearby the town of Uglegorsk, in the Far East Amur region of Russia, on the border of China....   [tags: Space]
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Near-Earth Objects - Abstract The Earth is under continuous assault by extraterrestrial objects, many of which are too small to pass through the atmosphere. However, those large enough will cause devastating effects and thus it is important to defend against them. The first step for defense is survey and detection for Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), current initiatives such as the Spaceguard Effort and telescopic systems are currently in place, and future detection efforts will enable us to detect smaller NEOS. The mitigation strategies of Kinetic Impactors and Solar Collectors are looked at....   [tags: Space] 2105 words
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Brown Dwarfs - This article was published on the Scientific Daily on the 23rd of December. It was about the discovery of two brown dwarfs by scientists Alex Wolszczan, Evan Pugh, and Penn State. Brown dwarfs are objects in space that sit between the lines of being a star and a planet. This object is dim and hard to distinguish from low mass stars at the early stages of the dwarf’s life. They are often called failed stars because they start their life the same way as regular stars. However, in some stage, they just didn’t have enough mass gathered to generate the fusion-powered energy of a star....   [tags: Space] 523 words
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Space Exploration - SPACE EXPLORATION: FROM THE PAST TO THE 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....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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space probes - Deep Space Probes 1 Have you ever considered life on other planets, or maybe galaxies that we have never heard of. Thanks to space probes these dreams may become a reality sooner than u think. In the past years there have been many space probes launched and even more discoveries made by them. These probes are helping people to better understand our solar system and everything it. They are also helping to make many new discoveries. What exactly is a space probe. A space probe is an unmanned space vehicle that is designed to explore our solar system and everything in it by using very high-tech instruments....   [tags: essays research papers] 1451 words
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Space travel - 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 at each other with nuclear weapons in the event of war....   [tags: essays research papers] 934 words
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Space Management - Space Management In the highly competitive world of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG’s), the battle for proper exposure to consumers has never been so intense. Fast moving consumer goods, or FMGC’s as they are commonly known, are products which are the common staples of everyday life, such as food items, toiletries, cleaning products, and beverages. For the purposes of this assignment, I will assume the role of the marketing manager of a manufacturer of toothpaste. The market for toothpaste is focused across the range of consumers, and includes both the low end and higher range of the consumer FMCG marketplace....   [tags: Papers] 1036 words
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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: essays research papers] 642 words
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A Space for Intersexuality - A Space for Intersexuality In the video Hermaphrodites Speak, many of the individuals present stated that they felt something was missing and wished to convey to others that the surgery is unnecessary and a violation of their bodies, that something is now missing from their lives. In my paper, I will be looking at the circumstances and policies surrounding the birth reassignment surgery to which they are referring. In addition, I want to examine how this relates to our need for categories, specifically the gender categories of male and female....   [tags: Intersexuality Essays]
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The Space Within - The Space Within My second-grade teacher was a second-rate poet. For one of our elementary school's semiannual pageants, our class was supposed to represent colored pencils. Definitely silly, but we were much better off than the kindergartners, who had to portray paste. All we had to do was wear different colored outfits and recite the little verses our teacher had written for us, one pertaining to each color. I was black. My stanza went something like this: "Black is the color of night,/And of the pupils in our eyes,/And our eyes are the windows to our souls." Not exactly earth-shattering poetry....   [tags: Education Medicine Learning Papers] 2777 words
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The Kennedy Space Center - Outer space has always intrigued the human mind. Ever since humans have inhabited the Earth, they have always looked to the heavens. Ptolemy, who lived over two thousand years ago, dreamed of being with the stars. He said, “I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia” (Tyson). At that time, reaching the “final frontier” was not even remotely possible....   [tags: Aerospace]
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Early Space Advacements - ... Project Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo were the first three human spaceflight programs of NASA. For Project Mercury, it’s first mission, Friendship 7, “...a flight that ushered in a new era of space travel…” (“Mercury Overview,” 2013), successfully carried Senator John Glenn into outer space. He was later known as the first American to orbit the Earth. Freedom 7, another Mercury mission, was the suborbital flight that successfully put the first American into space. Putting a man into space triumphantly gave America hope to catch up with the Soviets in terms of space advancements....   [tags: astronomy, neil armstrong]
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Federal Support of Space Exploration - 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: Government/Science]
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Failed Revolutions in "Office Space" - The film “Office Space” depicts several employees at a software firm trying and failing at rebelling against the company they work for. The revolutions against the management and their subsequent failures are explained by Karl Marx’s theories on the proletariat and bourgeoisie in The Communist Manifesto. The workers were not going far enough in their attempts to improve their lives. In proving the failed rebellions of the employees can be explained by The Communist Manifesto, it must first be proven that the movie accurately represents the proletariat and bourgeoisie classes and their struggle....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1733 words
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