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.
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The Man on the Moon In 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to ever walk on the moon. As he took his first steps he said, “Thats one small step for man but one giant step for man kind.” Neil Armstrong was right when he said that. This event not only brought the people of the United States together, but people throughout the whole world. They all had one goal in mind, future achievements. 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.
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
During this time period the United States and the Soviet Union were also trying to be the first to put people on the moon. The Space Race officially started October 4th, 1957 when the Soviets sent the Sputnik which was the first official satellite sent into space. Now the United States was afraid of what the Soviets could do with control of space so within months the United States sent up their own satellite and the race had begun. Throughout the space race the Soviet Union seemed to have the advantage and was seemingly going to make it to space first. They had the first satellite, the first manmade object to orbit the sun, the first manmade object to impact the moon, the first man and women in space, they had the first ever space walk, the first manmade object to impact venus, and the first satellite to orbit the moon.
After this mission Glenn became a Hero John F. Kennedy gave him the NASA distinguished service medal and numerous accolades. NASA then selects a second group of astronauts to orbit around the earth six times. IN 1965 ED white American astronaut does the first moon walk. THE moon landing mission by NASA was on July 16 1969 Apollo 11 was launch from JFK space center on July 20 the Apollo 11 had landed on the moon, and Neil
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.
The crew logged 22 hours of spacewalking. Space shuttle <br>Discovery was launched on Apr. 28, 1991, and! <br> returned to Earth on May 6. Its military mission was concerned with collecting data for the SDI antimissile <br>program.
Although rocket pioneer R.H. Goddard and the Peenemunde rocket scientists used inertial sensors for navigation and control of missiles, a complete navigation system using inertial sensors did not emerge until the 1940s under Charles Stark Draper, considered to be “the father of inertial navigation.” C.S. Draper established the Instrumentation Laboratory at MIT as a major player in the early development of inertial navigation. In the 1960s, engineers at MIT designed the inertial navigation system (INS) for sensing and controlling rocket thrusting during trajectory changes of the Apollo spacecraft . The dominant inertial sensor errors for the Moon missions were unpredictable shifts in output biases of the gyroscopes and accelerometers. These