Armstrong noted that the landing had left a small crater on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin took photos and soil samples as well as conducting training exercises. At 3.41 Armstrong and Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon and a plaque bearing President Nixon’s signature. Armstrong and Aldrin contacted President Nixon whilst on the moon, with Nixon replying ‘This certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made’. Michael Collins also told mission control in Houston that he had successfully orbited the moon on the mother ship Columbia and that take off was scheduled for 17.50 that evening.
The earth’s atmosphere was limiting how far we could see into space, so astronomers decided to bypass the atmosphere. The idea of a space telescope has been around for many decades, but only recently became a reality. The first proposal of a space telescope can be traced back to nineteen twenty three. Hermann Oberth known as the inventor of modern rocketry technology proposed that a telescope could be sent into space using a rocket. In the nineteen seventies the vision for a space telescope would become a reality.
Who will build and inhabit space settlements? Pioneers first. People like Louis Armstrong or “Buzz” Aldrin. Like the astronauts on the ISS. After the example is set, space colonies will be inhabited by all volunteers and candidates to pass the Space Inhabiting Exam.
We are introduced to a scientist by the name Heywood Floyd, our first named character with dialogue played by William Sylvester. Heywood is aboard a space plane carrying him towards a space station orbiting earth for a layover on his trip to a lunar
Should we believe them? First of all, in the period of 1969 to 1972 twelve spacemen stepped on the Moon. Most of them are still alive, and can share their experience of the trip. To prove their expedition, they brought sufficient evidence from the Moon; Apollo returned with 841 pounds of Moon rocks (NASA, 2001). The second proof is the declaration of Dr. Norman about these special rocks.
He and fellow astronaut David Scott were launched into the earth's orbit on March 16, 1966. While in orbit, they were able to briefly dock their space capsule with the Gemini Agena target vehicle. This was the first time two vehicles had successfully docked in space. During this maneuver, however, they experienced some problems and had to cut their mission short. They landed in the Pacific Ocean nearly 11
The Skylab Space Station was launched May 14, 1973, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center by the colossal Saturn V launch vehicle (the moon rocket of the Apollo Space Program). Sixty-three seconds after liftoff of the Space Station, the shield designed to protect it from meteoroids also to shade Skylab's workshop—moved without any intent. The shield was torn from the space station because of atmospheric drag. This event led to a ten-day period where Skylab has many problems that had to be taken care of before the space station would be safe for future missions. The Skylab Space Station was launched into orbit on May 14, 1973 as part of the Apollo program.
Private companies are planning for the space age A. Richard Branson’s Virgin Group are building a spaceport B. Hilton Hotel are partnering with NASA to build an “space hotel” Unfortunately, with every new idea there is an obstacle, IV. Some obstacles in space tourism’s way A. Founding B. Building a safe, reliable and reusable launch vehicle C. “Annoying details” (fluids cannot boil properly, sun
The solid fuel rocket has assisted life today in many ways. Such as sending us to the moon, being used for fireworks, and for aiding us in warfare. Solid fuel rockets were invented in the 18th century in Dutch for warfare. Solid fuel rockets as weapons came to Europe when an overwhelmingly superior British force in India was defeated by an Indian rocket corps in the 1700s. The British were very impressed, and decided to develop rockets of their own to supplement their artillery.
For many years, what we knew about the other planets was learned from examining them through telescopes. We could estimate their location, figure out where they were in relation to Earth and the other planets, as well as the sun, and guess what they were comprised of. Now, in the 21st century, scientist can scan the surface of other planets “with radar waves beamed from orbiting space probes” (Head, III, 2007) as well as other methods such as “radio astronomy