Along with the tangible contributions that NASA has given, it has also added many intangibles that have changed the way people think about the universe and life itself. From acne treatments to food supplements, NASA has directly and indirectly revolutionized the way Americans live forever. It is in the best interest of the United States for NASA to continue to receive federal funding and it should not be disbanded because it has given birth to several important technological advances, it has helped us learn more about our universe and other planets, and it may someday lead us to the colonization of other planets. The first major area that NASA has had an impact on is the medical field. Since the health of those in outer space is a top priority, NASA has had many of its astronaut technologies transformed to be used in other ways, such as sports safety.
It started with a man by the name of Bill Kaysing in. He said that he had a big discovery and proof that we did not land on the moon. He continues on by saying that the moon landing staged and he questioned NASA about a few discrepancies that he found and NASA declined to answer. I think that this is a very reliable source because it gives dates and names and other sources to reference. This will be a very useful source because it does give me other sources that I may use and it raises good questions.
The Apollo 13 mission was scheduled to be a routine trip to the moon, since the U.S. had already won the race to space by landing on the moon. The crew consisted of three astronauts; Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert. All three astronauts were experienced and knowledgeable about their mission, especially so with captain Jim Lovell who had already been to space on Apollo 11. In Apollo 13 the teams ability to handle different scenarios were tested prior to their departure during their training program. It is also important to note that the crew members had a personal connection, which contributed to the effectiveness of a team.
Lastly, the project manager’s performance is critiqued and comments made on how he could improve as a project manager. Introduction Introduction This paper will examine the challenges that Gary Allison faced as the project manager in the Orion Shield Project. There were many issues such as contractual, ethical, communication, technical, legal, structural, and training that played a role in the struggles of the project. The project was to improve NASA’s launch rocket booster’s structure. The paper discusses the situations Gary faced as project manager for phase one of the Orion Shield project.
“Evaluate The Evidence That Suggests The Moon Landing Was A Hoax.” – In President John F. Kennedy's speech to Congress, on May 25, 1961, he expressed a concern that the United States was falling behind the Soviet Union in technology and prestige. He challenged the nation to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Centre. On July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. He said the historic words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Characteristics such as the antecedents of groupthink will be evaluated, including provocative situational contexts and cohesiveness (Janis, 1972, 1982, 1989). Group decision making and the effects of groupthink along with its advantages and disadvantages will also be discussed. Communication is of the high importance for groups in making decisions as is the social influence within a group. Emphasis will be placed on how the new President of the USA ‘Barack Obama’ can be made aware of groupthink. Preventative techniques and evidence of groupthink will be suggested as a means to help the President avoid groupthink from occurring too often in his administration.
We learned a lot about the origin of the moon and also about the early history of the earth. Not to mention all the technological advances that were made such as the advancements in computers which were used to guide the Saturn V rocket into the earth's orbit (Howell). After all the benefits that we have reaped from going to the moon why would we stop. The problem is that with the advancement of technology a lot of space missions that used to require humans no longer do. That is why after George W. Bush announced the launch of a program designed to put men back on the moon many people, including astronomers came out against the idea (David).
The striking imagery throughout the poem is one of the elements that contributes the poems’ effect on the reader’s mentality towards space exploration. In the first line whereupon the poet describes the astronauts as being “Armored in Oxygen, faceless in visors”, conveying a soldier-like quality as they seem to be protected by the very atmosphere, as well as by their visors – which seems to detach them from the rest of the human population. However, upon closer reading, we see that perhaps this description is to demonstrate how in fact these astronauts are fragile as they only have a thin layer of oxygen for defence against they are “risking edges”. The second stanza paints an environment of complete silence and stillness that the astronauts prevent unintentionally as they “sing, exulting (though trained to be wary of “emotion and philosophy”)”. This is an interesting picture to the readers as what we feel is that the astronauts behaving like children and not have much intention whatsoever but hopping around.
Countless lives are saved with the technology resulted of satellites. Remote-sensing satellites are mainly used for meteorology, allowing accurate weather forecasting. With this, it is easy to predict natural calamities such as floods, hurricanes, and to locate wildfires and their extent. With the prediction of when and where natural disasters will occur before they present harm to humans can result in thousands of lives to be saved. Thus, the technological advances resulted from space exploration reinforce the idea that the study of space is worth the cost.