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.
By November 8 JFK is elected president he tells NASA that he wants the U.S. to get mankind in space before Russia. The space race was heating up and NASA was trying to reach JFK demands of being first in space a military pilot John Glenn was selected for the project mercury astronaut training. He went thought vigorous training but was named mercury 7. On February 26 1962 Glenn was in earth orbit for 5 hours and spinning 3 times. After this mission Glenn became a Hero John F. Kennedy gave him the NASA distinguished service medal and numerous accolades.
Now humanity spends a lot of money for space telescopes, spacecraft and space probes. Some research in the field of astronomy does not help ordinary people in their everyday life. People could use the money to help the poorest populations and to develop other areas and industries. In conclusion, space research greatly helped mankind and help a lot now, but spends a lot of money. If this research should continue using many funds or if it should consume fewer funds left to the discretion of each.
Landsat and Apollo: The Forgotten Legacy Paul D. Lowman, Jr. Abstract This paper demonstrates that Landsat was fundamentally a result of the Apollo Program. The U.S. Geological Survey's EROS proposal of 1966, which eventually led to Landsat, was stimulated largely by the demonstrated utility of 1100 orbital photographs from the Gemini missions, Gemini being solely preparation for Apollo. In addition, Earth-oriented remote sensing research sponsored by NASA in the mid-1960s, primarily support for Apollo lunar missions, included studies of Earth resource applications as well. Finally, the extensive series of airborne remote sensing studies carried out by the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center was Apollo-derived in that the primary mission of
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,
Kelly Roberts Dr. Jodie Nicotra ENGL 505 Essay #2 September 19, 2011 Reagan’s Challenger Disaster Speech Appealed to American Values The Cold War between the United States and Russia lasted for nearly 50 years. Throughout the war, the United States worked to maintain an international profile of superiority and power. No image demonstrated this more than that of rockets launching into space. The space race between the United States and Russia was more than just a show of strength, it served as a way for each country to show the other how quickly their technology was progressing. This may not seem important now, but at the time both countries were conducting top-secret nuclear research and while they did not want to publicly reveal their progress, they did want to project the message to the world that—whatever progress they had made—it was better and farther along than the progress of their enemies.
A substantial amount of money running into hundreds of millions of dollars was invested to ideas relating to technology, which had not been developed as yet. Consequently, defense and aerospace contractors were increasing rapidly primarily because of cost-plus-percentage-of-cost contract awards. Technological and speed capability were seen to be very important than cost. To worsen the matter, contracts were mostly awarded not to the first, but to the third or second most qualified bidder for the only purpose of maintaining competition and as well as maximizing the full number of defense contractors. At this time, Altex Corporation was ecstatic when it was awarded the research and development (R&D) stage of the Advanced Tactical Missile Program (ATMP).
NASA's research has increasingly made our daily lives easier. Their research has contributed to improvements in our economy, national security, lifestyle and productivity. It is hard to find any area in our lives that Nasa hasnt enfluenced. Here are just a few exaples of some of the things Nasa has done. NASA has greatly influenced our field of computer technology.
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.
These tracking filters were used when computers were integrated with radar systems in the 1950s, but more sophisticated Kalman filter models for aircraft tracking came into use in the 1960s. As computer technology matured, EKFs for radar tracking would migrate from ground-based radars, to airborne radars, and eventually to radar tracking systems on missiles. NASA was formed in 1958, the same year the United States launched its first satellite, Explorer I. This satellite was designed by the U.S. Army’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), managed by the California Institute of Technology. The army had contracted with JPL to set up portable radar installations around the world to track Explorer I. JPL and the radar project were transferred to NASA when it was formed later in 1958.