Essay About Space Exploration

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Introduction (962) Space exploration started decades ago in the 1940s, since then many significant discoveries and developments have been made in the exploration of space. Space exploration provides us with knowledge about our Solar System and helps us to understand our own planet and helps to answer questions that have intrigued humankind. Furthermore, space exploration is important because it provides the opportunity to make advancements in science and technology. Space exploration can be conducted through different ways; such as manned space flights, through telescopes and unmanned probes. Unfortunately, not all space missions go to plan and this can consequently cause a failed mission; these can be fatal and potentially cause the death of crew members and/or can cause the objective of the mission to be incomplete. Furthermore, they cause a massive functional cost which would certainly cause a setback in the exploration of space and the research and discovery element. In relation to the effects, I will be examining the following – the development of the understanding of space and the development of space exploration. Many people would argue that a failed space mission is negative. However, failed space missions can, and have, led to success and the developments of various factors – such as technology, communications and deeper scientific understanding. I plan to prove this through my project. The exploration of space is a controversial topic; there are various factors that contribute to understanding the impact of failed space missions. My analysis is focused mainly on the impact of specific failed space missions on future research and activity in terms of developments of space exploration. Space exploration creates a great dea... ... middle of paper ... ...e this never happens, and … perhaps it never will, but if it does, I hope the American people won’t think it’s too high a price to pay for our space program .” The fire emerged while the three men were executing a full-scale imitation of the anticipated launching at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 slightly later on in the year in February; however, the lunar landing mission was put on hold. Although the specific cause of the fire could not be determined, the Accident Review Board were able to identify the conditions that led to the Apollo 1 disaster. The conditions identified were, firstly, a sealed cabin, pressurized with an oxygen atmosphere. Secondly, a thorough dispersion of combustible materials within the cabin. Furthermore, vulnerable wiring carrying the spacecraft wire, vulnerable plumbing carrying a flammable and corrosive coolant.
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