Sadly, Karen died of complications related to an inoperable brain tumor in January 1962. The following year, the Armstrongs welcomed their third child, son Mark. That same year, Armstrong joined the astronaut program. He and his family moved to Houston, Texas, and Armstrong served as the command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII. He and fellow astronaut David Scott were launched into the earth's orbit on March 16, 1966.
Running head: A MIR KISS? Synopsis: Psychologists at the Moscow's Institute for Biomedical Problems wanted to know how people would cope with long term isolation. They formatted a project to send people into space for over six months. These psychologists made a replica of the actual trip they would have in space. For the first time they decided to go abroad and include people from other countries.
The Skylab Space Station was launched May 14, 1973, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center by the colossal Saturn V launch vehicle (the moon rocket of the Apollo Space Program). Sixty-three seconds after liftoff of the Space Station, the shield designed to protect it from meteoroids also to shade Skylab's workshop—moved without any intent. The shield was torn from the space station because of atmospheric drag. This event led to a ten-day period where Skylab has many problems that had to be taken care of before the space station would be safe for future missions. The Skylab Space Station was launched into orbit on May 14, 1973 as part of the Apollo program.
28 Years Ago: Remembering the Challenger Disaster January 28, 2014 12:16 PM CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami) — Today marks 28 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 — just 73 seconds into flight — killed all seven on board, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. The Challenger disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, after booster engine failed. People all over the country watched the disaster live because the shuttle was carrying Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. (FILE PHOTO) Space Shuttle Challenger crew members gather for an official portrait November 11, 1985.
Along with the town, Homer's father thought they were wasting their time with their rockets. He wanted Homer to be a coal miner just like everyone else but Homer knew he didn't belong there. As time went on, some people from town became interested in seeing the homemade missiles launch into the sky. The boys became popular and were known as the "Rocketboys" around town. When Homer and his friends fired one of the first rockets off and it crashed into one of the company buildings, Homer's dad said not to shoot anymore rockets on company property.
Researchers say they know how the Hindenburg airship came to its fiery end: static electricity. Seventy-six years ago, the German dirigible was promoted as the future of trans-Atlantic flight, but instead it became the notorious poster child of air disasters. As the hydrogen-filled blimp was landing in Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937, it suddenly burst into flames and crashed in front of shocked bystanders, killing 35 of the 100 passengers and crew on board—and putting an end to the short-lived air travel program. Now scientists who have been studying the circumstances that led to the Hindenburg’s end say they know what happened. The Independent, in an article about a documentary on the Hindenburg airing on Britain's Channel 4 on Thursday, explains that Jem Stansfield, a British aeronautical engineer who led a team of researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, blew up and set fire to models of the dirigible to rule out possibilities including a bomb and exploding paint.
The Moon Landings introduce landmark controversy through political, social, environmental, scientific and exploration factors. All arguments prompt deliberation as to whether the 1969 landings can be considered a historical landmark. #Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with Buzz Aldrin following 20 minutes after. The famous words of Armstrong ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ as he took his first step on the moon remain significant to this day. Armstrong noted that the landing had left a small crater on the moon.
The Fantastic Voyage Alec Axon is the Prime Minister in New England. Recently, he found he has Emphysema; in emphysema lung tissue is destroyed and air sacs are lost. Emphysema is an incurable disease. He couldn’t do anything about it until a friend of his, let’s call him T.B., came to him and told him of the Miniaturized Rocket Ship Program; otherwise known as the MRSP. Mr. Axon went to the super secret MRSP and asked them if they could do anything about it.
In the movie "Armageddon", a huge asteroid was on its way to destroy the Earth and everyone that lived on it until an American telescope saw it in space and an American oil driller saved the day! How that came about is way beyond me, but personally I would let some other scientists get involved from other countries as we in America can't even make a car that runs good for five years! Besides movies, there is
This expedition alighted astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon on July 20th, 1969 which enabled them to collect the first samples from another planetary body (1). For many, this was an event that marked a momentous time in history but for others, this was nothing more than a hoax. “The whole thing seems phony to me,” says After viewing this documentary, Phil Plaits said, “From the first moment to the very last, the program is loaded with bad thinking, ridiculous suppositions and utterly wrong science.” People like Plaits were outraged by the fact that there were others that thought that such a triumphant event was staged but what did cause people to believe that such a massive feat was staged? Discrepancies in the pictures, videos and accounts of the crew misled the public to believe that the spacecraft Apollo 11 never made it to the moon and man never set foot there. One discrepancy that was found in the pictures on the moon was that there were no stars.