Aerospace And Aeronautics: The Impact Of NASA

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NASA takes part in the research of aerospace and aeronautics. NASA has impacted the technology we use today through the creation of innovative tools used in space research that are applied into the everyday lives of people. NASA has existed for over 50 years achieving their goals and conquering challenges. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was the result the “Sputnik Crisis.” The Sputnik Crisis was a “period of public fear and anxiety of a perceived technological gap between the United States and the Soviet Union.” (The Sputnik Crisis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_crisis) Two months after the launch of Sputnik, the U.S constructed the first U.S unmanned satellite. President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics…show more content…
It was planned to be a “frequently launch able and mostly reusable vehicle…” (NASA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA) Four shuttles were completed by 1985. The first space shuttle launch took place on April 12, 1981. The space shuttles were used on over 20 missions carrying Spacelab —which was a reusable laboratory— which lasted from 1983 to 1998. On April 24, 1990, NASA launched their Hubble Space Telescope, which takes high resolution images far into space and time. “Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy.” (Hubble Space Telescope https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope) In 1993 NASA, along with other organizations such as the Russian Federal Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, European Space Agency, and the Canadian Agency worked together to build the International Space Station. “The station consists of pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays and other components, which have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and the US Space Shuttles.” (John E. Catchpole (June 17, 2008). The International Space Station: Building for the Future. Springer-Praxis. ISBN 978-0-387-78144-0.) This was their latest achievement, but there are still many more to

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