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    Essentially, there are two basic categories of spacecraft, inter-solar system spacecraft and extra-solar system spacecraft. The difference between the two spacecraft categories is inter-solar system spacecraft travel within our solar system only, and extra-solar system spacecraft travel between our solar system and other stars. This paper does not discuss extra-solar system spacecraft because the technology to travel from our Sun to other stars in our galaxy and back again has not even reached the

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    Juno Spacecraft: Mission to Jupiter

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    as in depth as Juno will. NASA New Frontiers recently established the Juno Mission to observe Jupiter (Ionescu 1). The spacecraft is currently on route to Jupiter and it is set to arrive in 2016. Juno will orbit Jupiter thirty-three times total before shutting down (Ionescu 1). Juno will observe Jupiter with deeper observation than can be seen by a telescope. The Juno Spacecraft is a project made to discover Jupiter’s high winds, a possible water source, and the planetary structure. NASA New Frontiers

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    Power for Spacecraft: Solar vs. Nuclear

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    spearheaded the use of solar power for spacecraft, via Project Vanguard in the 1950s (Perlin, 2013). The first concepts of using nuclear power for spacecraft, was delved upon in the early 1900s, by R. Goddard and Esnault-Pelterie (Bruno, 2008). Probably the most interesting research on space-related nuclear power was around 1955, and continued with Project Orion (Bonometti, Morton, & Schmidt, 2000). Project Orion sought to use nuclear explosions to propel a spacecraft, it was called Nuclear Pulse Propulsion

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    Spacecrafts

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    Spacecrafts The first spacecraft was launched into space on October 4th, 1957 by the Soviet Union. Since then, there have been many more spacecrafts launched into space. I want to find out where the idea for sending a spacecraft into space came from, what spacecrafts do for the average person in their day to day lives, why the space race so important to the U.S. and the USSR and the advancements it made in spacecraft technology, and what NASA and other space agencies are planning to do with spacecrafts

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    Juno- The Spacecraft

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    There are many spacecrafts in our solar system that are observing planets, discovering new things, and even looking for signs of life. One of these spacecrafts, Juno, was sent into space on Friday, August 5th, 2011. Its main purpose is to travel to Jupiter and explore this giant gas planet a little more in depth. Despite the fact that it has been travelling for many years, it still has a little more than 2 years left till it reaches its destination. This is a long time travelling through the harsh

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    The AprizeSat Spacecraft

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    INTRODUCTION The AprizeSat spacecraft, built, owned, and operated by SpaceQuest, Ltd. are part of a constellation of micro- satellites with a primary Machine-to-Machine (M2M) mission. On 29 July 2009, SpaceQuest launched AprizeSat-3 (AS3) and AprizeSat-4 (AS4). Both spacecraft continue to perform their M2M and AIS missions in their sun-synchronous orbits. Design, integration, and testing of the next generation AprizeSat spacecraft began in September 2008. From then, SpaceQuest followed

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    Astronaut Since the dawn of human civilization, people have explored almost everywhere around the world in some way, including space. Astronauts have based their job description on research and exploration, which does sounds entertaining, but the hazards and work involved are dangerous itself. Education for these individuals is difficult but worth it if he/she would want to go to space and go research. The work environment is either small or scary depending on what kind of person they are, and might

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    High above our beloved watery globe, on the shore of the cosmic ocean, a winged spacecraft approaches a gigantesque space station pirouetting in the vast dark. The pilots of this vessel make use of flat-screen computer displays to match their rotation with that of the massive orbital outpost. As the shuttle spins, a logo of the world's largest airline, emblazoned on its side, comes into view. This is not the present, but it was to be the past. A scene from Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science-fiction

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    Defense Measures

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    to hit the planet, experts say a regional catastrophe is inevitable in the very long run-- over millennia. And run-ins with small asteroids that could incinerate a large city occur ever few thousand years. The Double-team idea would involve two spacecraft -- Sancho and Hidalgo -- launched on different trajectories toward one asteroid about 550 yards (500 meters) in diameter. A rock that size would cause serious damage across a widespread area and absolute destruction at the local level. Sancho would

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    looney

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    Fumes run wildly through the air, filling the nostrils of white-coated scientists. Metal rods form the strong structure supporting their marvelous shuttle, its tip pointing up to the clear blue sky. “3...2...1... And liftoff!” One could miss the faint rocking of the shuttle before it pushes up, rising higher and higher into the vast atmosphere. All around, the men rejoice in the success of its first launch by clasping their hands together and the occasional joyful bounce. Within eight to nine minutesi

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