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.
Technolo... ... middle of paper ... ...ng and all the other planets and the sun revolved around it. Look how crazy it is to think that now. It isn’t crazy because it is fact that earth isn’t the center. Technology and knowledge has brought us across great voids that we thought weren’t possible to attempt. We flew to the moon in 1969, but now we have the power to fly to Mars.
This spacecraft was named after Galileo Galileo, the first modern astronomer. In the 1970’s a few other spacecraft’s, such as Voyager 1 and 2 and Pioneer 10 and 11, scouted Jupiter but they were unable to stay for an extended period of time and the amount of information they brought back to Earth was limited. Scientist wanted a spacecraft that could stick around for an extended period of time and gather more detailed information about Jupiter’s environment thus the idea of Galileo was formed. On October 18, 1986 the Space shuttle Atlantis, carrying the Galileo, was launched. Shannon Lucid was the Astronaut that performed the maneuvers that started this spacecraft on its long journey.
Such exploration could reveal how the sun, the planets, and the stars were formed and whether life exists beyond our own world. We do not know the boundaries of the universe or what advances can come out of these explorations so we must thrust our emotions into the unknown and have an open mind to the possibilities. So while the average person is wondering what space has to offer the person do not realize the many missions that have already went on in this field. The exploration of bodies in the solar system began within a few years of the first satellites. In 1926 American scientist Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid- propellant rocket.
Galileo Galelie later disproved this theory. Even with growing knowledge in the field, it was not until 1957 when the first Earth orbiter, the Soviet’s Sputnik 1, was sent into space and placed in orbit at an altitude of 1,370 miles and weighed 184 pounds. Later in that year, the Soviets sent Sputnik 2 into space with a dog named Laika. Laika was the first animal to venture into space. Then in 1985, the United States successfully sent their very own satellite into space.
They’ve set up space stations orbiting the earth. They have allowed men to land on the moon, collect samples, and then return to the earth. They have sent spacecraft to explore comets and other planets. They have even sent space probes outside the known walls of this solar system. Recently, NASA has been spending billions of dollars in researching our second nearest planet, Mars.
Have you ever wondered if something living was outside of our world? Somewhere in those far-away, remote regions. Well you may be right. In this project we will be investigating exoplanets and the search for life. There are many stars in our universe, and many of them have multiple planets.
In the past years, many space probes have been launched for many different reasons. They have visited all of the planets in our solar system besides Pluto. The earliest space probes to be launched in the United States were the Mariner Series. They investigated Mercury, Venus, and Mars. The Mariner II flew within 35,400 km of the surface of Venus.
AnnaGrace Jensen Mr. Martin - Earth Science Space Exploration During the Cold War, after World War II had ended, the United States and Soviet Union worked to be better than each other in space exploration. This created what is known as the Space Race. This race created many programs that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration took part in. The beginning of this was in 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space. Its name was Sputnik and was the size of a large beach ball with 4 antennas.