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.
COLD WAR SPACE RACE The cold war between the U.S. and Russia brought out a competition on who would make it to space first the space race. The space race brought out Americas competitive personality the space race change America because they change humanity by having a human being land on the moon. This space race between the two world powers change humanity with breaking limits of new technology for space travel. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is formed, it replaces the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) in October 1 1958. In 1957 the space race had begun between two of the most powerful countries in October of that year the U.S.S.R launch sputnik 1 in orbit a month later sputnik 2 is launch with a small dog named Laika.
“Fundamental to the conspiracy theory is our supposed inability to go to the Moon. The thought of humans traveling to the Moon was so fantastic even early science-fiction writers didn't predict it happening for centuries to come”(Villard). The rockets that made the moon landing possible were based upon the principles that were founded by Isaac Newton centuries ago, meaning that the underlying science was already there. The Saturn V rockets were more than capable of taking a man to the moon, and it was seen by thousands of eyewitnesses and media who saw the rocket blast off from the Kennedy space center in Florida (Villard). Those who claim that NASA could not reach the moon in the 1960’s discredit the hardworking engineers and scientists who paved the way for a lunar
Pamela Anderson 12-04-12 3th period Did we land on the moon? Many people are very interested on the topic of the moon landing subject, best known as the landing Apollo 11 on 1969. Some people believe it was a total fake, and some others do believe it was one of the most important accomplishments that Americans have made up until now. These both sides have their own arguments, and both of them are very convincing, but the non- believers for some reason have very foolish arguments that they themselves believe are logic. President Kennedy was concerned about the U.S falling behind on technology in comparison to the Soviet Union (now Russia).
He set a goal for the Americans people, and put the entire nation into action. There is not to say that there were no doubts as Worsnop says in his May, 1963 article: the United States may fall short of its goal of being able to land a man on the moon before the end of the present decade. Besides the delays and the mounting costs the Americans moon program is be subjected to the search
Spending on space exploration is not justified when a fraction of that cost could help to eliminate poverty on earth The sky and the world beyond has always fascinated humans. Drawings of constellations dating back thousands of years prove that this fancy is not new born. And as time and findings progressed, exploration of this aspect grew and has a reached a stage where a manned mission to neighboring planet Mars is being planned. What is the need of exploring space? The advantages are plenty.
This involved three core projects- A Space Shuttle- A reusable transport vehicle A Space Station- The launch platform Manned Mars exploration Due to budgetary constraints, only one of these NASA projects could be supported. The Space Station concept was favoured by President Nixon. However, this required the development of the Space Shuttle to support the project. The NASA Space Program after Apollo • 4. The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster An initial 1972 study by the Mathematica organisation found that the space shuttle could orbit payloads for as little as $100 US per pound, on sixty launches per year with the initial shuttle design specifications (69,000 pound payload capacity).
Also, the technology NASA develops to get there could improve life on Earth. Then again, the cost of going on a mission to Mars is just unthinkable: $1 trillion. Why is something as valuable as money going to be used for such a thing as this? They need to start thinking about the problems here on Earth that could use the money in a far more efficient way. Overall, Mars is not a suitable habitat for human beings.
Armstrong was the first man on the moon, but he had lots of things to do and pass before he could even step foot in a space rocket. He had to do training in special rooms that made it feel like he was on the moon. He learned how to fly a space capsule using a simulator. He tried on different kinds of space suits and studied ways to deal with emergencies if they were to happen. Armstrong thought very wisely on this choice, but he didn’t mind working to be successful in the long run.
But Galileo’s extensive tour of the satellites of Jupiter ended on September 21 because it was programed to speed directly towards the gaseous atmosphere of Jupiter enabling the spacecraft to turn into ashes. Benson wrote his article out of order of the events occurred on Galileo’s travel to the satellites of Jupiter. Benson explains in his article about how fascinating NASA's Galileo project which made people persevered and challenge many problems that occurred in Galileo’s journey and how they were able to solve those problems. He talks about how the spacecraft Galileo in details of when the spacecraft was launched, it was destroyed and how it was destroyed. The problems encounter by the spacecraft that had to be redesigned like the high gain antenna broken, the tape backup, and the complete replacement of the software which was fixed through the radio is breathtaking.