Henri Oung Date due: April 28th, 2009 Knowledge and Conspiracy Theories Date submitted: April 28th, 2009 Term paper: Moon-landing Word count: 1110 We always strive to achieve something. That achievement might be a dream or something even bigger. One of the dreams that Americans have is to actually get off the planet earth and see the outer universe. But one of the first things they wanted to accomplish is to actually land on the moon. It was first succeeded by the soviets in 1966, but the Americans did try to land a few years before that, but failed.
never landed on the moon. It has been 44 years since man took his first steps on the moon. The majority of the American public accepts the moon landings as truth, but there are a very vocal select few who refuse to accept what the government has depicted. Conspiracy theorists explain that at the time the U.S. government was desperate to beat the Russians in the space race, therefore they faked the lunar landings with the astronauts acting out their mission on a secret Hollywood set, or somewhere within Area 51. They claim since that the photos and videos of the Apollo voyage are only available through NASA, there is no other independent verification, thus the moon landings were a hoax.
They interpret this as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the "Engineers". Peter Weyland, the elderly CEO of Weyland Corporation, funds an expedition to follow the map to the distant moon LV-223 aboard the scientific vessel Prometheus. The ship's crew-members travel in stasis while the android David monitors their voyage. Arriving in 2093, they are informed of their mission to find the Engineers. Mission director Meredith Vickers orders the crew not to make contact without her permission.
September 4, 2013 A Loss of Interest Charles Krauthammer expresses his disappointment for American’s loos of interest in moon exploration in his Washington Post article, “The Moon We Left Behind”. This essay is very informative, and fairly persuasive; Krauthammer keeps it entertaining by adding his own opinions and insights. Krauthammer’s main idea is how America has essentially abandoned the Earth’s largest satellite since our original obsession with it, brought on by President Kennedy. If we ever hope to discover any new information about the moon, or our solar system, we will have to send someone into space once again. Krauthammer sets an informative and persuasive tone by his use of numbers and dates.
She was considered a ordinary teen. With her dad’s new family, and her crush on the local skating hero Brandon, her life was predictable. This is when a asteroid is about to hit the moon and cause more damage than anyone can imagine. That morning the government and the president had a breaking news announcement saying that there was a asteroid coming to hit the moon. They told everyone to go and watch the asteroid outside, but no one would predict the worst.
July 20, 1969, every American sat in front of their television screen ,if not with family and friends then with total strangers, to watch two men they have never met walk for first time on the moon. As time elapsed, America became one of the many nations intrigued by the achievement reached by mankind. After reviewing the six pieces with attention to detail and analysis, one can deduce that the non-avid reader of today would deduct a less meaningful attachment to the event then that of the 1960‘s. While the 1960’s audience found a significance to the Apollo 11 Launch the 21st century reader, whom experiences contrasting views of the event, creating controversy on the subject of the Apollo 11 Launch. As addressed by President Nixon in his
That was the cause of Miranda, Sammi, and Megan to grow apart, and their strong friendship would never be the same. Dealing with death gave Miranda the strength to fight through any pain because to lose a loved one is one of the hardest situations to go through. As years passed Miranda became stronger and more understanding to the fact of death, but she never forgot. Life carried on as usual until one day there were astronomers on the news informing the public about an upcoming meteor that they would be able to see one night. As Miranda and her neighbors watched the “once in a lifetime” event, they noticed the meteor had struck the moon, and the moon instantly god bigger.
Once he returned home he began to write his book. His daughter was then going to get married. The day after his daughter’s wedding in 1967, Billy is kidnapped by two-foot-high aliens who resemble upside-down toilet plungers, who he says are called Tralfamadorians. They abduct him in their flying ship to the planet Tralfamadore, where they force him to mate with a movie actress named Montana Wildhack. Montana, like Billy, had been brought from Earth to live under a dome in a zoo where Tralfamadorians can observe extraterrestrial curiosities.
Armstrong was accustomed to danger -- he'd flown in Korea, and as an experimental test pilot -- but the 1969 moon landing was a new kind of milestone, a defining event for humanity, and the significance of its imagery is inexpressible. The medium on which it was broadcast made it a shared human experience, as significant as Kennedy's assassination, but redemptive, the improbable realization of his promise to land on the moon within the
At the moon, Titus sees this pretty girl (Violet) at the other side of the club: "And then I saw someone watching...she was the most beautiful girl, like, ever" (Anderson 11). In that moment cupid was messing around and hit Titus. Titus immediately ask himself what was that make her look so pretty, and like many others he found himself in a complicated situation in how talk to her. Violet was at the moon by herself, it was her first time there. She decides to join Titus group to see the moon and what the moon can offer to these first timers’ visitors.