Recently, the idea of privatizing the business of sending cargo and astronauts into low-earth orbit has become a reality. Privatizing this business is supposed to save the taxpayers money, but thus far, this does not seem to be the case. Up to this point, taxpayers have shelled out more than four billion dollars for this
For example, the first book which was on this subject was made by Bill Kaysing who he himself published was called ‘’We never went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle’’. It was released in 1974 which was just after two Apollo missions were succeeded. This is one of the mass public medias that made people believed that it was an hoax. Another example which reinforced this idea is a film called Capricorn One. This movie is about a mission similar to the Apollo’s where several astronauts are ready to take off to space, but there was a problem with the rocket so they had to fake it to make the public believe.
<br> The costs of SDI are so huge, any where from $100 to $200 billion, that a new, less expensive <br>scheme was proposed in 1988. This new scheme was called "Brilliant Pebbles," it would consist of several <br>thousand space based "interceptors," each independently guided by a powerful built-in computer and an <br>electronic eye. The interceptor would track the heat plume of the just-fired missile and steer a collision <br>course. However, new, "fast-burn" missiles could outwit the interceptors and possible out run them. <br>Because of reduced tensions with the Soviets and lower defense budgets, the Clinton administration has cut <br>back on funding for SDI, although tests of component systems continue and plans for some form of <br>deployment remain in place.
Brard Yasuda After reviewing the information in the case study, I have come up with a financial plan that should allow the Dallas Cowboys the $650 million they requested to build their new stadium. Jerry Jones has stated that he is willing to put up a significant amount of money in order to facilitate the construction, but there needs to be a significant contribution from public subsidies. The first source of funding will be from the G-3 loan program in the NFL. In the case study, teams in the top six television markets were allowed up to $150 million to finance a new stadium. The NFL can justify loaning the maximum amount to Dallas because according to FurtureBrand in 2003 they were the most valuable NFL franchise at $300.5 million
They were named Nix and Hydra. They were estimated to be about 50 to 60 kilometers long in diameter. Although its weight is known pretty well, it is not accurate because it is moving often. They can not get an accurate measurement until a spacecraft is sent there. There was a confusion and big argument about Pluto’s classification.
People should not be allowed to own property in space because it can be expensive, it would cause conflict, and space colonization is not yet possible. Owning property in space can empty your bank account! It cost about $36 billion to create the prototype rocket and start the program. This money could be used for more important things, such as health care and helping people who are not financially stable. When space colonization becomes a more regular event,
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.
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.
Loi Nguyen ECB 352 J & L Railroad Assignment Questions 1. Should J & L hedge all of its exposure to diesel fuel? What percentage of the 4.5 million gallons per month would you hedge? Yes they should hedge but not necessarily all of its exposure to diesel fuel. Since the 4.5 million is just an expected amount of fuel, J&L cannot achieve a perfect hedge in the future.