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Introduction to Professional Engineering

The Mechanics of Space

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 Abstract………………………………………………………………………………. 3

2.0 The Mechanics of Space …………………………………………...…………………4

2.1 The Mechanics of Space: Introduction ……………………………………….4

2.2 The Mechanics of Space: Main Body…………………………………………4

2.3 The Mechanics of Space: Conclusion…………………………………………7

3.0 Work Cited…………………………………………………………………………….8

Abstract

Aeronautics has allowed mankind to understand the concept and surrounding of the universe. From ancient times, there have been discoveries made by Egyptians, Incas and many others who have used different tools to discover consolations and planet, which often symbolized gods. Trips were not made into space until the twentieth century, but as soon as they started, there was an explosion of discoveries. First man observed the moon through space stations, and then soon afterwards landed. Then it was Mars, but man is yet to land on the surface. NASA is known as one of the fathers of space. The organization has developed shuttles, space stations and many other apparatuses. NASA continues to provide research data and plans of upcoming missions. Though lots of calculations can be made for missions to be complete, humans are still unable to explore the wonders beyond the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Mechanics of Space

Galaxies, black holes, stars, and planets all relate to one another. These enormous elements belong to what man has come to call space. Space discoveries are made everyday. Whether they’re large or small, it is still newly discovered knowledge for mankind. Mechanics, more specifically Astronautical Engineering has made discoveries more valid and lets scientists calculate specific quantities of data acquired. Aeronautics has allowed the human race to get to where it is today and further use of knowledge in this field allows future discoveries to be made.

Space has always boggled the mind of many scientists for thousands of years. Many different instruments have been used to observe the skies above us and the natural phenomena’s that occur on rare occasions. Different tools have been used to calculate and analyze numerous aspects of space, and in conjunction with these t...

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...for data gathered. Astronautical engineering will become ever more useful as flying cars and talks of living on Mars come into play. The fact is that mankind will become more dependent in the knowledge of this field and will make use of it to better suit future generations. Mechanics will prosper for years to come and become inevitably crucial for centuries ahead.

Works Cited

[1] Clarke Newlon, 1001 Questions Answered About Space. Cornwall: The Cornwall Press, 1971.

[2] Heinz Herman Koelle, Handbook of Astronautical Engineering. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1961.

[3] National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Space Plans and Scenarios to

2000 and beyond. New Jersey; Noyes Publications, 1986.

[4] Beginner's Guide to Propulsion, March 4 2004,

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/bgp.html

[5] Chemical Propulsion Information Agency, 2004. The Johns Hopkins University

http://www.cpia.jhu.edu/

[6] Harry O. Ruppe, Introduction to Astronautics, Volume 1. London, Academic Press

Inc., 1966.

[7] National Aeronautics and Space Explorations, “Aeronautics”, 2004. http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/index.html
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