Historical Landmarks – The 1969 Moon Landings The 1969 Moon Landings introduce controversial debate as to whether their significance adopted a landmark status. The culmination of expenditure, years of research and vast planning led to the successful mission in sending man to the moon in July 1969. The Moon Landings were a product of the notorious Cold War due to the commencement of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and America which was initiated with the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957 as well as Yuri Gagarin being the first man in space in 1961. The American space race success The leap for Aldrin and Armstrong into the eyes of the media and the public’s attention began with the estimated 600 million watching the Moon Landings live worldwide. The Moon Landings introduce landmark controversy through political, social, environmental, scientific and exploration factors.
Did American astronauts really land on the Moon? Millions of excited people around the world watched the extraordinary event, but on these days many people ask themselves the same question. Many different opinions have been said, and many questions have not been answered. However NASA has enough evidence to prove its landing. Should we believe them?
The earth’s atmosphere was limiting how far we could see into space, so astronomers decided to bypass the atmosphere. The idea of a space telescope has been around for many decades, but only recently became a reality. The first proposal of a space telescope can be traced back to nineteen twenty three. Hermann Oberth known as the inventor of modern rocketry technology proposed that a telescope could be sent into space using a rocket. In the nineteen seventies the vision for a space telescope would become a reality.
Firstly the main goal of the American government was to land on the moon before Russia did. This was to do the with whole arms race that was going on throughout the “Cold War”. The American public strongly believed that once man had landed on the moon, they would start to build colonies up there. While the public were dreaming of dome houses and moon cities the U.S military had other ideas. Project Horizon was the plan to establish a military base on the moon, one with minimal personnel required to function.
20 November 2013 Global Studies Yuri Gagarin The 12th of April, 1961, would be an important day in Russia’s history. Yuri Gagarin was an important figure during the 1960’s since he was the first man in space. Yuri revolutionized the Space Race during the Cold War. Gagarin became the nation’s hero due to his success with winning the Space Race, a competition between United States and the Soviet Union. Yuri had a significant impact on the Soviet Union and the world as a whole.
The | |fact that man has achieved outstanding success in space exploration is sufficient reason why the program should be continued, | |and the nature of the success achieved so far justifies space exploration. In 1957 the Russians launched Sputnik into space, | |followed a month later by the launching of the first animal, the dog Laika, into space. In January 1959 the Russians | |successfully flew Luna I past the moon. Two months after, the American Pioneer 4 flew by the moon. Though the Ranger missions | |missed their target and the first Apollo spacecraft, sitting on the ground, caught fire, the space program had taken off.
This, for scientists is a very realistic possibility, and therefore we must continue to shed light on the unknown parts of the universe and specifically Mars, so that one day you might face the heartbreaking situation in which your grandchild is going on a one way-trip to the red planet. Why Mars? The planet Gliese 581 st surface conditions are ideal for us humans to live in, so why isn't that planet Nasa's target for our potential second home? The sole reason for this is that Gliese 581 is 20.3 light years away from Earth, or 192048727 000 000 kilometers. The fastest spacecraft made by humans is Voyager 1 and speeds along in the emptiness of space with 57,600 kph, whereby the speed of light is 1.07925285000000000 kph.
When the movie premiered forty years ago, living and working in space was definitely "science fiction". Today, the reality is that three resident crew members are aboard the International Space Station 365 days of the year - operating one of the most complicated engineering projects in our technological history. This reality sees us continually pushing the boundaries of 21st century scientific, technological and engineering prototypes. Science fiction becoming more of a reality...? Although we haven't yet colonized the moon, NASA has a plan in place to return to the moon by 2020 and maintain a permanent presence there.
Zach W. Wilkes Honors English III Mrs. Clemmons 27 November 2012 3nD1ezZxH0r150nzXxX420 – Why we should continue to fund Space Exploration. How many of you remember what happened on February 1st, 2003? Let’s talk about what happened that day. Just after space shuttle Columbia began its journey into space the shuttle’s left wing was damaged by a piece of foam insulation that broke off from the external fuel tank. The resulting damage proved fatal during Columbia’s reentry through the earth’s atmosphere, where friction can produce temperatures of up to 3000 degrees.
In 1955 the American government announced it would a launch satellite into space. In 1957 before the Americans could do so, the Soviets launched the Sputnik satellite into space and began the space race. From that moment on, life would begin to change for the United States. The exploration of the cosmos filled most young kids mind, and the thought of what lay in store for them in the future was magnificent. This even started the space craze in major motion pictures throughout the years.