preview

The Importance Of Space Exploration

Satisfactory Essays
Since the beginning of time, man has dreamed of leaving the earth and exploring new places. It’s in human nature to explore things that scare and fascinate us. Humans are constricted by the bound that holds us here on the earth. Humans have been working for centuries, creating theories, and experiments helping us to explore worlds beyond our own. In 1958 seven Americans were chosen to sit on top of an ICBM, to orbit the Earth. Although, It was a difficult and treacherous path getting to where we are today in spaceflight, man has never been handed a challenge that has been too tough to achieve. Funding Space exploration continues to inspire young generations, and help man get a better understanding of how the universe works.
In the high desert of California on September of 1959, NASA tests an experimental rocket, known as the X-15. NASA is striving to put a man into Space, and they are in a major hurry. The X-15 had enough power to launch into the atmosphere. As a matter of fact it flew so high that pilots could experience weightlessness, and look out into space. Surprisingly though, at 600,000 horsepower, it would need to fly four times that speed, to put a man into orbit.
Obviously NASA had some work cut out for them. So they started a project entitled “Project Mercury”. They brought together their best engineered and scientists to figure out the quickest and safest way to fly a military missile, with a man on top. NASA considered using people like Evil Canival, Stunt men, as people to test their rockets. President Eisenhower however did not see it that way. Eisenhower came to the conclusion that the best men for the job were military test pilots. 110 Test Pilots qualified for the position of being Americas First Astronauts. Ou...

... middle of paper ...

... stopped completely. The Nations involved in the Space Station continue to make sure that the goal of completing this Space station doesn’t die out. Mankind must complete the International Space Station in order to establish a base of operations in Space, for the future of Space exploration that includes stops to, a near earth asteroid, mars, and even returning to the moon.
The Future of Space Exploration consists of a number of goals. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle in conclusion of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ final flight on July 21, 2011, it was time that NASA developed a new module and STS (Space Transportation System). On May 24, 2011 Nasa announced the release of The “Orion MPVC”. A Space Module that can leave low earth orbit and travel to worlds beyond our own. NASA has set out a number of goals they hope to achieve with this new cutting edge capsule.
Get Access