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.
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. The competition for superior technology was fierce and theorists claim that it would have been cheaper to fake the moon landings, and prove to Russia that the U.S. had greater technology. The evidence provided by these theorists include many anomalies such as: 1. the waving flag theory. Conspiracy theorists point out that when the landing was televised viewers could see the American flag fluttering as Armstrong and Aldrin planted it on the moon. Being that they were in space there is no air in the moon’s atmosphere thus a flag waving is impossible.
The purpose of the first text, Man Takes First Steps on the Moon, is to inform the audience about the importance of Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin landing on the moon and discovering greater things than what you can ind on earth. The interaction among the speaker and the audience affects the text because it is told from the point of view from someone who
The plot forces the audience to question whether humans can control the technology they create and if our desire to continually make advancements in technology might be to humanity’s detriment. The novel, ‘Black Hole’, written by Geraldine Stowe, is set on a star colony called ‘Estra’ in the year 2305 where technology has become so advanced that nearly anything is possible. The social comment reminds the audience that even though we live in world full of advanced technology, our negative traits remain the same. This is presented through Dante and what he is forced to go through abuse just because he is different from his society Examples of futuristic and advanced technology are interspersed throughout, ‘I, Robot’, placing the film easily in the science fiction genre. Detective Del Spooner is employed to investigate the apparent suicide of Dr Alfred Lanning who “practically invented robotics.” During Spooner’s quest to uncover the truth, he stumbles upon Lanning’s “unique” creation, Sonny.
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.
Ast 103 Amber Titus Shrinking Moon Lab The moon along with the rest of Earth’s atmosphere has such a major impact of human’s lives. Space has provided natural entertainment of shooting stars, planets, comets, stars, and meteorites. The one space object that has stuck out to me and I am sure others is, the moon. The moon places a huge role in everyday life because we see it rise, set change phases, change colors, etc. With all this change people are constantly questioning certain things about the moon and its origins.
Frank Poole - The other astronaut who is awake for the entire journey to Saturn. Poole is mechanically skilled and is the one who makes extra-vehicular trips, one of which ultimately results in his death. Dr. Heywood Floyd - A senior government official. Floyd is sent to the moon to investigate TMA. He is an effective bureaucrat and a caring family man.
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 had been launched in to space. On it was Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins. The United States had successfully landed the first men on the moon and brought them back home safely. In conclusion, the Cold War began because the United States was working hard to contain the spread of communism, the United States was worried about Soviet missiles, and the United States was in a race against the Soviet Union to send the first man to the man. Not only did the Cold War push the United States to discover new technological advances, but it also taught the United States how to react when a missile is dangerously close to the
The transmitter that was placed on Earth was never uncovered but the one on the moon was. In both works the aliens never stayed on Earth to watch the outcome of the Earth life forms but chose instead to offer a means to communicate the evolution of these life forms into more intelligent beings. While how the first contact was made on with the Earthlings is very important to the plot of both the short story and the movie, it is also important to know when and where the actual contact was made. A more in-depth look at the discovery and interpretation is needed to determine the significance of the contact. In “The Sentinel” an alien
This book presents the ability to fly light-years across the galaxy, millions of miles per second in a space craft. This kind of transportation has also been undiscovered, and according to many it is impossible. Because of this, it is a good example of fictional science. If humans could actually manage such a feat, we could find and colonize any livable planets, solving any worries of over-population and global warming. One last example of science is light speed communication.