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The Space Of Space Exploration

- ... During the early Apollo missions it was necessary to obtain images from the surface of the moon and thus digital image processing was created, which was developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Scientists later found out that in the medical field this technology could be used to have a better image of the internal organs of the human body. Today, digital image processing is used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and CT scans. (Exploring Space: Why’s it so important?) There are other fields that have suffered benefits from the investment of space exploration....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Space Race, Satellite]

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Space Exploration : The Space Program

- The trip to the closest star at one mile an hour, would take around 70,000 years. To get that far, the space program will have to have better technology that we already have (Reed). The Gravity on the moon has one-sixth the gravity of Earth. Even though some people think space exploration is a waste of time, money, and resources, more advancements need to be made with space exploration because is creates jobs, a way to find more resources, and man kind needs a planet to fall back on. To begin to talk about the future of the space program, one must first read about the past....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA]

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Space Mission : Space Shuttle Pavilion

- ... When I finally went upstairs to view the shuttle in all its glory, I found that the platform was very crowded. There was a large group tour in the front, two large families with children on parents’ shoulders, some older women reading the information panel, and other random small groups. I had seen one of the families reading the panels below when I arrived and they seemed to have migrated to the viewing platform just as I had. Additionally, I had watched from upstairs as six other people—two groups of two, and two people who seemed to be at the exhibit alone—went from different Enterprise panels to the platform....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Space Shuttle]

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The Space Of Space Exploration

- ... (Wikipedia 2015). There are nine more launches scheduled before the end of 2015. These advancements were not without their own form of tragedy. Sadly, we have lost a total of 14 dedicated astronauts in two accidents. One of the shuttles exploded while leaving the earths atmosphere and the other disintegrated upon reentry to earth. NASA has had several highly successful missions into outer space as has the Russian Space Agency. The Russian Federal Space Agency has also launched several manned and unmanned missions into outer space....   [tags: NASA, Space exploration, Extraterrestrial life]

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The Space Of Space Travel

- The idea of space travel has fired the imaginations of people for hundreds of years. From the publication of Jules Verne’s book, From the Earth to the Moon, in 1865 to the recent release of the movie, The Martian, space travel has held a special place in the hearts of human beings. However, unlike so many other fictional sciences, modern humans have the capability to travel through space. Unfortunately, skeptics say that space exploration is a futile waste and that programs like NASA are throwing away money that the government should spend on more useful projects....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Mars, Life]

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Development of the Space Shuttle

- The development of the Space shuttle has allowed many opportunities to explore the universe. There is so much about the other planets and space that we do not know about. Space shuttles allow people to travel into space and allow things to be sent into space. There has been six space shuttles: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor. Currently they are all on display at various museums and centers throughout the United States with the exception of the two, Challenger and Columbia, that were destroyed in flight....   [tags: Space Exploration, Space Travel]

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Space Shuttle Program And The International Space Station Program

- “I think both the space shuttle program and the International Space Station program have not really lived up to their expectations.” These words by Buzz Aldrin are in my opinion why we should never give up on what we are trying to achieve. That is because once you put your mind on achieving one goal, you must achieve it and make this goal exceed you expectations. What is a space shuttle. The Space Shuttle is a reusable launch and reentry American spacecraft operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for orbital human spaceflight missions....   [tags: Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Columbia]

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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...   [tags: Space Exploration ]

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The United States Of The Space

- ... Developing stronger bonds between nations is essential for moving the U.S. forward. Sharing space knowledge hopefully, but conscientiously, can mitigate or simply alleviate many potential dangers of space activities while creating better opportunities to improve international relations. Principles: The U.S. government will uphold certain principles based on the evolving nature of the space sector. Without these principles, the space sector will stagnate and become a new battlefield of political rivalry amongst the major actors of the space sector....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Outer space]

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The Next Fifty Years in Space

- The first fifty years in space saw its start when Russia launched Sputnik, the first man made satellite in 1957. This ignited the “Space Race” and spawned a generation of enthusiasm in space travel and the scientific studies that was mainly fueled by the West versus East mentality. It seemed like every kid wanted to be Neil Armstrong during that era and that kept the following generation interested in manned space flight. But, how relevant is manned space flight going to be in the next fifty years with all these world and national issues happening around us that need to be given serious attention and funding....   [tags: space program]

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The Future Of The Nasa Space Program

- More capital should be invested in space technology, and thereby the NASA program, in order to advance sustainable development technologies. It is undeniable that our global climate is changing because of decisions the human race made long ago. These historic moments that forever shaped our industrial and postindustrial world have been proven to have large and unprecedented side effects which now threaten our very way of life. However, space technologies and the programs that develop them are viable options in the management and treatment of these side effects....   [tags: NASA, Space exploration, Outer space]

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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]

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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 : Funding A Solution

- ... This clearly demonstrates a untied front that humans can work together to tackle, however, these goals are independent and only in the forefront of minds when it is too late to save lives. A recent example of this is the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Over 17,908 people have been infected with Ebola since March of 2014 in what is considered the worst outbreak of Ebola in modern times (cdc.gov). This is a current example of mankind 's tendency to be reactive and the consequences of it....   [tags: International Space Station, 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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Space Junk and Its Ciaos

- Space debris: the accumulation and collection of trash left in orbit. Space debris is also referred to as space junk, space waste, orbital junk, orbital debris, and space trash. Space junk consists of nonfunctional satellites, old pieces of spacecraft, bits and pieces of booster rockets, lost equipment, and other pieces of garbage. Subsequently, space debris is put into several categories, including but not limited too large and small as well as high and altitudes. All the space debris travels all throughout Earth's orbit....   [tags: Space Debris, Orbital Junk, Space]

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The Future Of Space Exploration

- Randy Colon Professor David Mathews English 121-060 11 May 2015 Privatization Is The Future of Space Exploration Mankind’s exploration of space is approaching its 60-year anniversary. In its splendor, space exploration is a very expensive task. Just recently, the government has begun to allow private corporations to bid on and compete for the job of putting Americans in space. NASA is coming to realize that for us to progress in space, we need to do it more efficiently, and for less money. It all started when the Soviet Union launched a small satellite the size of a basketball into orbit....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Space Shuttle]

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration

- ... The members of SLSD were around 1,000 experts in medicine, science, engineering, and strategy development. One characteristic of those members was that all of them had work experiences at NASA before, getting involved in various kinds of projects. In addition, they had treated the same filed since over decades ago, collaborating with the same public players and private ones. This is to say, the traditional style to make innovation for NASA was to research well-organized field with the limited people....   [tags: International Space Station, Space exploration]

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The Future of Space

- Who Controls Space. On January 27, 1967, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union signed the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. More commonly referred to as the Outer Space Treaty this agreement has been signed and ratified by 102 countries, while an additional 27 nations have signed, but not yet ratified the treaty. The Outer Space Treaty establishes a legal framework for international space law....   [tags: United Kingdom, Soviet Union, Outer Space]

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Lost in Space

- Lost in Space In the year 4621 a marvelous innovation developed by the Nova Corporation which was made to power planet’s for millions of years, These were put in place thousands of years ago and are still functioning today, but recently wierd things have been happening. Today walking through town I realized that nobody was working at the Nova Geothermal site on my planet and most of the government had simply just left. I had gone to my best friend Arlens house where I had been discussing to him about the weird findings, we turned on the television to see that there were no channels online beside the local newscasting....   [tags: Science Fiction, Space Travel]

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Space Exploration Is Becoming A Popular Option

- ... They are already planning to make a business out of this, as they are attempting to create tourism around sending people into space. Making space travel into an industry is beneficial because it will make space flight more common and cheaper, due to the companies wanting to make a profit off it. Private companies needing to make money from their business allows them to expand to horizons NASA doesn’t due to their reliance on government funding. Probably the greatest advantage to having private companies take part in space travel is the competition they will bring....   [tags: International Space Station, Space exploration]

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Space Exploration As A Waste Of Money

- ... According to Ron Garan, a former astronaut and social entrepreneur, “The ISS provides a unique environment for scientific discovery that simply cannot be duplicated anywhere on Earth” (Why Spend Money on Space Exploration When We Have So Many Problems Here on Earth). While difficult to understand why this may be true, the statement really captures the essence of what makes space exploration funding a necessary but costly expenditure. Space science gives us an opportunity like never before to be conducting research in an environment unlike our own that allows us to gather better materials, create better medicines, and to find better methods of supplying clean water (Garan)....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA]

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Space Exploration Is Worth The Effort

- Since the beginning of time, mankind has sought after learning about and exploring the universe. This yearning drove us to achieve such great things as the journey to the moon and the discovery of water on mars. Nowadays, several people argue as to whether or not space exploration is worth the effort. I believe that it is humanity’s instinctual nature to pursue a better understanding of ourselves, and our universe. Further understanding of our universe will lead to the discovery of new technologies and ways to secure humanity’s survivability....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA]

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A Space Vessel Slowly Through The Void Of Space

- ... A new Golden Age, as the Cimmerian 's would have no darkness, no evil, no hate, thus no reason for war or crime or murder. In the mean time, the Singularity would be used by the Cabal to invade other worlds and take their resources for the people of Cimmeria. Years passed, a large number of other worlds had fallen to the Singularity as Cimmeria was now a pinnacle of light in the universe, a glorious, vibrant utopia world where none suffered. Then the unthinkable happened, the Singularity broke its command programming and became self-aware....   [tags: Earth, World, International Space Station]

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Analysis

- In 1969, millions of Americans watched in rapture as the first human being set foot on the alien landscape of the moon. The country rejoiced in this exhibition of our abilities, this application of our knowledge. Now, with the decimation of NASA’s budget, those glory days are over.Government funding for the space agency is at an all-time low, and the space shuttle program is being retired. No longer can the United States send people to the moon, or into space at all for that matter. The country that first reached the moon – the country that once had the most impressive space program in the world – is forced to hitch rides on Russian and Chinese shuttles (Borenstein)....   [tags: NASA, space program, space shuttle]

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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 Exploration Essays]

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The Space Shuttle Tragedy Of The Columbia And Challenger

- NASA has faced many tragedies during their time; but one can question if two of the tragedies were preventable by changing some critical decisions made by the organization. The investigation board looking at the decisions made for the space shuttle tragedies of the Columbia and Challenger noted that the “loss resulted as much from organizational as from technical failures” (Bolman & Deal, 2008, p. 191). The two space shuttle tragedies were about twenty years apart, they both had technical failures but politics also played a factor in to these two tragedies....   [tags: Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Columbia]

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A New Era of Space Exploration

- The United States government has made space exploration a high priority, but it at a high cost with a high reward. A new 17.5 billion dollar budget established for 2015 has been set in place for NASA to invest in new shuttles and other technologies required for new exploration (Klotz). Until 2017, which is when the first American shuttles are schedule to be ready, the cost for an American to go to the International Space Station on a foreign shuttle would cost nearly 65 million dollars a seat (Klotz)....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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The Space Race: USA vs USSR

- The Space Race was a war of firsts between the United States of America and the Union Soviet Socialist Republics. But it was also the culmination of the dreams of man for many millennia and the team who worked on the space programs were able to discover what so many of the people that came before and after them could only dream of. It was an endeavor that all of humanity was invested in at the time. It was a testament to the power of the human spirit and it showed how nothing was impossible if we persevered and strived to be better....   [tags: The Space Race]

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The Space Race and NASA

- Michael Collins once proclaimed that, “It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it’s an imperative.” People have always been fascinated by space exploration and it was during the 1950’s that the “race to space” took off. Both Russia and the United States wanted to be the first to travel into space and the first ones to land on the moon. Today, nations are still active in space exploration. This includes NASA (the U.S.), the Russian Federal Space Agency, CNSA (China), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), ISA (Italy), ROSA (Romania), and the Soviet Union....   [tags: history, US space program]

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Romantic Idea of Outer Space

- There are currently several competing visions of space culture. These are the romantic ideal, of space being the final frontier, the minutia of people who act, emotionless like machines and the post-apocalyptic view of a desolated wasteland. This idea of space-power has always been present in the United States since the 1960s. In American culture space exploration and discovery has always been fascinating to the American society. . In movies like Space Cowboys and Armageddon, show the shooting up of rockets into space as a glorious experience. One of the most recognized visions of space culture is this romantic ideal of space being the final frontier....   [tags: Final Frontier, Space Culture]

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Space Exploration : An Odyssey

- Space Exploration: An Odyssey (June 12th, 2016) The end of Second World War brought one of the most significant periods in human history. The world was filled with excitement about the new ideas and a zeal to turn those ideas into reality. Most of the countries were experiencing prosperity through high economic growth, financial stability, and a baby boom. Colonialism was diminishing with each passing day as colonies were becoming independent with Asian countries leading the torch of freedom. However, peace is by nature short-lived; the bonds between the Soviet Union and the United States of America bound by the imminent danger from the Nazi regime, started weakening again and the two champ...   [tags: Space exploration, NASA]

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The Benefits of Space Exploration

- Curiosity has played 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 Essays]

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The Benefits of Space Exploration

- Space exploration can be described 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 Essays]

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The Benefits of Space Exploration

- Aside from all the negative remarks made about space exploration there is lots of innovation stemming from it. Exploration of space has directly and indirectly helped create new technologies and advancements that have directly benefitted our lives. The challenge of space exploration drives a continuing effort to design ever more capable, reliable, and efficient systems requiring the utmost ingenuity. Space exploration missions use the unique capabilities of humans and robots to achieve ambitious exploration goals....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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Space Exploration in the 1980s

- Space travel began in the 1960s with sending humans on single missions into space. Rockets launched into the air and just the tip would land in the ocean after parachuting back to Earth ("Space Shuttle Program," par. 4). The focus of space exploration changed during the 1980s; shifting from the desire for human space flight to the desire to create a reusable spacecraft. Originally called Space Transportation System (STS), NASA created the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) (Heiney, par. 1-2). It wanted a shuttle that was more economical because it could be launched, landed and relaunched and could gather better information....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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The 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 Essays]

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Reasons for Halting Space Exploration

- On the journey to space exploration scientist should put a halt in trying to find value in other planets. Humans should not try to delve any further into space exploration, considering that they cannot take care of their own planet. With further research into the subject I was able to find sources that support putting a halt to space exploration. The research that I found was able to inform me on the excessive funds that were used for space exploration and brought no results. It also briefed me on the expedition of trying to find life on other planets that also brought no significant results....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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Space : The Final Frontier

- ... The stimulus of an economy has always been the driving factor of any large scale decision made by modern society, and the direct benefits that space exploration has previously created and the probabilities of new benefits arising is significantly substantial. Many people would not be alive today without the products of the space race. Inventions like implantable heart monitors, water-purification systems and cancer therapy all stem from space exploration (Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration 1)....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA]

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The Space Race : Sputnik

- The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for supremacy in spaceflight capability. It originated from the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II. The technological superiority was seen as symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, unmanned space probes to the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon....   [tags: Space exploration, Human spaceflight]

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The Benefits of Space Exploration

- Space exploration can bring new resources and technology to our planet. People should continue to pursue this exploration, which could benefit Earth’s environment and mankind. Space exploration has already made so many contributions to the environment, the economy, and to human health. Deep space exploration can benefit the earth in many ways, even though many argue that low earth orbit and the moon are more beneficial. The resources and information that we can learn from being in space, and from mining and researching distant planets could very well make our planet’s environment and human life better....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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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]

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Space Trash

- Space trash is any discarded object in space that is harmful to every living being on earth. Since the nineteen-fifties we have been launching items into space. With our hopes and dreams in hand we hoped for the best but that is not what happened at all. There are millions upon millions upon millions of space junk in space. Now there is no possible way to get rid of all the debris, but with the cooperation of all nations we can help to stop the spread of this debris once and for all. Space leaders are in danger of all the harmful objects we have put into space....   [tags: space junk, space exploration]

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The Continued Space Race

- October 4, 1957: The Russia launched Sputnik into space. Thus began the seemingly-eternal battle for control of space exploration. Who would get the first man into space; to the Moon, to Mars. Everything that could be done by either country was being done to give the edge. It soon became obvious to all that neither country was going to back down from the challenge. However, a lot has changed since 1957, governments have slumped, privatized exploration has taken charge. . . what happened. Where is space exploration going....   [tags: NASA, space corporations, SpaceX]

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Space and Mars’s Habitability

- Synopsis: This research involves discovering how Martian astronauts might deal with their supplies during a long- term mission to Mars and on Mars. The goal is to show that people can develop technologies to help humans survive in space and on Mars in the future, such as producing food, recycling water and air, and storing energy. The important technology is the Controlled Ecological Life-Support System (CELSS) that can help in dealing with the supply issues as well as some possible methods to make energy on Mars....   [tags: martian astronauts, space mission]

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Space Exploration : The Final Frontier

- ... The current models are too dependent on tools not failing and missions going well. There are little that accounts for failing and Wundschock 2 that is more a reflection on the mindset of this generation than it is on the cost models. There is a disconnect that exists between what is expected and reality. In reality there are things that are going to fail, this is how ideas improve. If teams are expected to be complete projects on their first try, there is no room for improvement, innovation or refinement....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Human spaceflight]

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Human Systems And The Space Race

- Human Systems and the Space Race The date was July 31, 1956. The United States of America had just announced plans to launch an artificial satellite into Earth’s orbit. Two days later, the communist collective known as the USSR did the same [1]. Although the USA had announced their goal first, the Soviets beat them to it, launching Sputnik in late 1957, striking a blow to American confidence [2]. The next twelve years would be a whirlwind of technological innovation as both sides raced to exert control over the vast advantages that space granted, culminating with the achievement of a man walking on the moon in 1969....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Human spaceflight]

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The International Space Station

- ... “The primary fields of research include Astrobiology, astronomy, human research including space medicine and life sciences, physical sciences, materials science, space weather and weather on Earth (meteorology).” (Wiki). Another main focus of the ISS is to find out more about the possibility of space colonization. Affects that living in this environment have on the human body over a long period of time are key for us to find out if we ever want to look into permanent colonization of space. “Unprotected presence in space is characterized by an intense radiation field (consisting primarily of protons and other subatomic charged particles from the solar wind, in addition to cosmic rays), hi...   [tags: collaboration on space exploration]

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Need For Funding Of Space Travel

- Nisarg Patel Mrs. DeLoach AP English 20 November 2014 Need for Funding of Space Travel Space, the final frontier, for centuries man has looked up to the stars and wondered at their beauty and marveled at the possibilities. In today’s time mankind has the resources and the technology to work on reaching those stars. However, with the many failures of space travel in the years since we first attempted to reach the stars, many people consider it a waste of resources and money to fund space travel. We must over look these failures and keep funding man exploration of space....   [tags: Universe, Earth, World, Space exploration]

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Space Junk and Its Chaos

- Space debris: the accumulation and collection of trash left in orbit. Space debris is also referred to as space junk, space waste, orbital junk, orbital debris, and space trash. Space junk consists of nonfunctional satellites, old pieces of spacecraft, bits and pieces of booster rockets, lost equipment, and other pieces of garbage. The space debris travels all throughout Earth's orbit. During the twentieth century space race, space debris was beginning to be placed into Earth's orbit. This was subsequently done by humans, appropriately after the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite launched into space....   [tags: trash left in orbit, space debris]

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The Impact of Space Exploration

- ... THE The space program has done quite a bit in regards to the technological needs of the United States, making a positive difference in our medical industry and much more. “Space exploration Research has profited in several thousand medical instruments, ranging anywhere from devices for the detection of drug overdose to pacemakers” (Neil, 2013, p. 137). In addition to that, the space programs have given the medical profession a better understanding of how a healthy human functions, as well as the tools for studying the human body....   [tags: international space station, human expansion]

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration

- When thinking about America being the first to go to the moon one should also address the program that formed to make that dream possible. In 1958 America organized a program to help win the “space race”, that program is called NASA. America was the first country to reach the moon and now determined to be the first country to reach another planet. The U.S. is currently working on projects to be able to reach Mars, which means that they are making NASA focus on Mars, causing a decrease in funds for other projects....   [tags: NASA, Space exploration, Human spaceflight]

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Causes Of Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

- ... Moreover, there was no befitting method to qualify the design because the test methods were also made 30 years ago (Columbia Accident Investigation Board 2003, p.52). So, the testing cannot reflect the conditions of the flight and test the complexity of the foam. Therefore, the inadequate understanding of foam properties and faulty design caused the phenomenon of foam shedding. Management issue in the space shuttle Columbia disaster Management issue was one of the major causes of the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003....   [tags: Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster]

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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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Argument for the Continuation of the U. S Space Program

- The continuation of space exploration is vital to the human race, because it is a clear expression of man’s desire to expand and advance in knowledge and experience. The launch of the International Space Station is among one of the space programs greatest achievements. “On January 25th, 1994, The International Space Station was the highlight of a moment brimming with promise“ (Logsdon, 2008 p.237). This moment not only helped to define both technology and the economy as successful beneficiaries of Space Exploration, but also as a historically inspirational scientific development....   [tags: space program, space exploration, nasa]

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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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Space Exploration: A Waste of Tax Revenues

- 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: Space Exploration Essays]

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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Museum

- What is the purpose of this museum. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas houses the second largest collection of U.S. space memorabilia in the country, second only to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Cosmosphere is also home to the largest collection of Russian space memorabilia outside of Moscow. The Cosmosphere is also one of three museums in the world that has spacecrafts from all three early manned U.S. space programs. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center grew from humble beginnings....   [tags: Space Memorabilia, Museum History]

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Nasa, The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

- Less than a week ago on 4 July 2016, while most Americans were celebrating their nations independence, those involved with NASA 's Juno mission found another reason to celebrate. Beginning its fateful trip in August 2011 and after five years of waiting and anticipation, NASA 's Juno satellite reached Jupiter. NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, outlined the goals of this mission in the following statement, "Juno will provide answers to critical science questions about Jupiter, as well as key information that will dramatically enhance present theories about the early formation of our own solar system." The main goal of this mission is to better understand how this solar...   [tags: NASA, Space exploration]

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Technological Advances Associated with Space Exploration

- Human space exploration had its beginning on October 4, 1957, when the Soviets launched Sputnik 1 into space. Sputnik was the first artificial satellite. The United States followed close behind, launching Explorer 1 into orbit in early 1958. The Soviet Union was also first to launch a man into space, when on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth on Vostok 1. Again, the United States followed shortly after when Alan Shepard made a suborbital flight, becoming the first American in space....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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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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Space Tourism

- Space tourism involves travelling in to the space by people for leisure, adventure or investment by established space tourism businesses. It is an expensive undertaking that satisfies the curiosity of people regarding how the space looks like. Virgin Galactic is one of the emerging companies that have taken advantage of the new investment opportunity. Space environment on the other hand is likely to be affected by space tourism due to the black carbon emitted by the rockets involved in space tourism....   [tags: space travel, space environment, technology]

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International Space Exploration Coordination Group 17

- “The ISS partnership demonstrates the functional dimension of international cooperation in space as it enables partners with different levels of investments to gain access to this unique laboratory, not affordable for any partner alone, and thereby share into the benefits” (International Space Exploration Coordination Group 17). The International Space Station (ISS) is the bridge between the past, present, and future when it comes to space. Built in 1998, it was the first orbiting station to be owned by multiple nations....   [tags: International Space Station, Space exploration]

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Nas The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

- ... But, realistically, more than anything it should be increased. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is one of our most prized achievements in U.S. history. It managed to send the first human into orbit and to the moon. The discoveries, NASA have made in the recent decades have enabled us to have more knowledge of planets and stars, and resources way beyond this planet. In another hand, reasons as to why the U.S. Government should continue to fund NASA 's space program is a huge deal today....   [tags: NASA, Space exploration]

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What Is Space Exploration?

- ... They feared that they can launch missile with nuclear weapons, which on November 3rd they launched Sputnik 2, but this time it was lager and it had a dog onboard. While Soviet Union launched Sputnik the Russian launched Vostok. Russian Lt. Yuri Gagarin became the first man to be sent into space in a small craft called Vostok, which his flight lasted 108 minutes and reaching speeds of 17,500 mph with an altitude of 203 miles in 1961, but the control on the spacecraft was locked before launch also during the entire flight, it was controlled by the ground personnel....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Spacecraft, Satellite]

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Analysis of Office Space: Communication in the Workplace

- “Office Space” is a comedy movie of a man who desperately hates his job and his boss. The movie begins with Peter Gibbon’s daily life story at Initech. At work, Peter has to deal with his indifferent boss, Bill Lumbergh, who doesn’t want to listen to his employee’s feedbacks. Lumbergh seems to be an ignorant and arrogant man who dictates his employee and doesn’t want to be blamed at all. Moreover, Lumbergh asks his employee to come to work on weekend. The atmosphere in the office is getting more intense after Lumbergh announced that Initech is bringing in consultants to increase the efficiency of the company....   [tags: office space, workplace communication]

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Space Exploration: The Key to 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 Essays]

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Travelling to Deep Space

- “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” The famous quote from the original series of Star Trek has also been the dream and reality of many men throughout history. From Yuri Garan, the Russian pilot who was the first man in space, to Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon. All of these modern explorers wished to go farther than anyone had gone before but they still only made it to the Moon--a mere 238,900 miles, extremely small relative to interstellar travel. The problem is that there is no way for humans to travel between planets or even stars, survive the trip, land, and be able to successfully colonize a planet....   [tags: space travel, interstellar ark, Enzmann]

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2010 National Space Policy Implications

- On June 28, 2010, President Barack Obama revealed the nation’s National Space Policy. The new policy was vastly different than the previous administration’s policy. Areas of concern addressed in the 2010 policy included future direction for NASA missions, increased cooperation between nations, commercial and civilian use of space, and space as a contested environment. One of the biggest differences between President Obama’s policy and the policy of past administrations was the stance on weapons and conflict in space....   [tags: international space race]

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Why Space Exploration Is Bad

- ... Many people are concerned with the money spent building spaceships and launching a spaceship, when they could be spending money building more submarines and exploring the oceans. Finding new species that live underwater or even helpful materials. There’s about fourteen percent of species we could find and learn about. Space can be important, but the place we live on should come first. How does the technology they make for space benefit us, exactly. Some don’t quite understand how a satellite helps....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Human spaceflight, Earth]

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American Vs. Russian Space Program

- Since the launch of Sputnik 1, Russia and America continually compete against one another in the exploration of space. The idea of exploring a new frontier intrigued the citizens of both countries. The race to achieve the first successful launch into space created the institution of two independent space programs, the Soviet Space Program and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since their origins, the agencies contrasted in mission procedures, construction, and view of space’s applications....   [tags: Sputnik 1, Space Exploration]

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The World Of Space Exploration

- The Soviet Union sent the first satellite in orbit in 1957, to start the marathon of deceptions to be the first country to the moon. The Soviets had a serious head start, sending a dog, Laika, into space, becoming the first country to send a living being into space. The U.S. had some serious catching up to do, and we did not want to be second to the Soviets in anything. Because of the dangerous drive that the U.S. imputed into the quest for domination in space, we were able to top the Soviets, and prove our power once again....   [tags: Cold War, Space exploration, United States]

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Space Shuttle Ethics Case Study

- One of the greatest tragedies in history occurred on January 8, 1986. Shortly after it was launched, the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing seven astronauts, including Christa McAuliffe, a New Hampshire schoolteacher chosen to be the first teacher in space (“Challenger Disaster, n.d.). The explosion was caused by a failure of the O-rings of the solid rocket boosters. The O-rings were unable to seat properly, causing the leaking of hot combustion gases, which burnt through the external fuel tank....   [tags: Space travel, challenger]

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Space Race and Cold War

- Who can listen to the words "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" and not bring to mind the images of the lunar mission of Apollo 11. We have been inventing and exploring things since centuries. Many of these things that we discovered or invented, were never thought would be possible in earth's life time. But they exist today, and they are used by almost every human being and there are many more incredible and improbable things to come and aid us in our daily life. One of the most interesting things to me would fall under exploration and inventing....   [tags: Apollo 11, Space Exploration, John F. Kennedy]

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Space Exploration Is Important For Our Future

- ... The future of space exploration holds many possibilities. For example, the idea of landing a man on mars is a very prominent goal to many people and also SpaceX has stated that, “We will put a human on mars by 2026” (Anthony, 2014) This mission is the start of the future of space exploration and will be the key factor in predicting what will happen with longer missions and if it is possible for us to live on another planet. Some people believe that space travel is far too expensive and that the current situation in America and on earth is so awful that we should fix our current problems then working on the future of space exploration....   [tags: NASA, Space exploration, Human, Life]

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Why Fund The U.s. Space Program?

- Jon Vega English IV – 2nd Coach Deel February 8, 2016 Why fund the U.S. Space Program. The world had become a much better place since the dawn of the space program in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the world has become a better place. Benefiting the lives of many, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, “Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration [NASA] has expand[ed] technology, create[d] new industries, and help[ed] foster a peaceful connection with other nations” (“Why We Explore”)....   [tags: Satellite, International Space Station, NASA]

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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]

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The Pros and Cons of Space Tourism´s Expansion

- With the space program growing the space industry is seeing a greater demand in the market for space tourism. With these demands to venture out to space there are companies that are venturing out to make it an opportunity for humans to explore out to the stars. The world is now seeing companies making it their mission to do orbital, suborbital flights and even live in space. The space industry’s business and economics on the development of new space vehicles for future space tourism is a concern for these companies....   [tags: private market, space vehicles]

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