It seems common knowledge that in 1961 the United States of America became the first country to put a man on the moon. On the other hand, not everyone fully understands what an enormous accomplishment this was and how it has greatly impacted society today. The Apollo 11 mission not only proved that the United States was the leading super power in the world, but it also helped provide much needed nationalism, increase in support for science, math, and technology, and allowed for the technological advancements that around around today. For this reason, a monument is proposed to memorialize the numerous accomplishments made by the Apollo 11 mission. This monument will not only educate the public about the effects of the moon landing but also the …show more content…
[They were] huge” (qtd. in Gaudin). Firefighters today use liquid-cooled suits based on those created for Apollo astronauts. The freeze-dried food developed for Apollo astronauts to eat in space is now used for military field rations and survival gear. One of the greatest accomplishments of the Apollo missions was the integrated circuit, which led to the microchip used today. Created to minimize the amount of mass launched into space, integrated circuits are used in almost all technology today (Gaudin).
While there are a few monuments to commemorate the Apollo 11 mission or Neil Armstrong, none of them incorporate all of the important effects mentioned above, as this monument would. Not only would this monument educate the public on what the Moon landing meant for the United States, it would allow them to realize how much of today’s technology they gained from the space program, a realization much needed today when the government wants to end NASA’s …show more content…
Many natives live on Apollo Avenue, but do not know that the Apollo missions are what allow them to use common technologies, like a phone or laptop. With the addition of this monument the public will be able to fully appreciate the space program and why it is needed, as well as see the value in pursuing a career related to any science, math, or technology. Visitors can choose to come at different times of day as well, depending on what lighting they would like to see from the monument. Whether the sunlight streams through the stained glass window cascading into waterfall of colors, or a quiet darkness whispers across the statues solely light by small radiating jewels is up to each
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Dr. Mary Edwards was a female physician that played an active role in both the Civil War and in the Women’s Rights Movement. While she has received recognition for her participation in the war, there were many other aspects of her life that often go unnoticed. I propose a monument that will incorporate those aspects
The Iwo Jima Memorial was created to honor all of the soldiers that have been killed in the military since the United States’ beginning. The Iwo Jima Memorial “was dedicated on November 10, 1954 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower” (“Guide”) to all of the soldiers that have died fighting for the United States in the U.S. Marine Corps since the beginning of our country in 1775. Because of this, the base of the statue was “engraved with every major battle involving the U.S. Marine Corps since 1775” (“Guide”). The
The Gemini XI mission from NASA’s Gemini Project set the current record for high-apogee earth orbit, performed the first direct-ascent rendezvous, and created the first intentional artificial gravity with the Gemini Agena Target Vehicle (GATV). In addition to these notable achievements, some of the other objectives included two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs), passive attitude stabilization of the combined Gemini XI-ATV craft, various scientific experiments, and a computer controller atmospheric re-entry. Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr was appropriately chosen as this mission’s command pilot, as he succeeded during his Gemini 5 mission and was among the best pilots in the second “New Nine” group of pilots. This skill would be integral to maneuvering the spacecraft for rendezvous. This mission was the first flight for pilot Richard F. Gordon Jr, who belonged to the third group of astronauts.
There is typically a definitive reason behind why a particular memorial is placed where it is, especially when the memorial commemorates a certain war. There is no doubt that the United State’s involvement in the division of Vietnam is questionable, however, American lives were taken away from their friends and families as a result of the government’s decision to go to war. The lives of those who fought for our nation were cut short, and their remembrance will surely be lost in time if they are not memorialized. Memorials are representative of past memories, both good and bad, and are largely developed out of respect towards those who lost their lives. Providing the public with a memorial, such as the Philadelphia Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, allows for the people to gain further insight into the events that led up the present; past events define the modern world.
The speech was written to be read by President Nixon to the world in the event of Neil Armstrong’s mission to the moon becoming a disaster. President Nixon’s point of the speech was to inform mankind of the tragedy and give hope in a time of need. The speech stated that the heroes aboard the Apollo 11 mission would not be forgotten for their noble search for truth and understanding. William Safire’s speech shows ethos because the speaker, Mr.Nixon, held the title of being president. As a nation, we give credibility and respect to someone who holds that title.
In our modern culture we memorialize a lot of things. Things like the achievements of great thinkers from the past such as Martin Luther King Jr. and the founding fathers. Other things that we memorialize are the wars that we have fought in the past, honoring those that fought in them. All of the previously mentioned things are put on a wall, given their own special place, or they have a statue made of them. These things are great and they show that those people did a great thing in their life but let’s be honest, we need to cut it back a little bit.
Creating a monument for an person or event is an great idea if they have did something significant in the historic life that have changed us in some way. People that have been leaders or made an great impact on modern lives they should be notice because of what they did to help. Some people just want there name on something for little stuff thats not making history or changing people’s lives. That why i think people or an event that has already occurred should have an monument. Memorializing a person or event and creating a monument is an great idea because illustrates our past that some may not know that happen and that a person or event should be honored.
Later that night President Ronald Reagan came on air to give the State of the Union address and talk on the tragedy that had just unfolded. Through this speech President Reagan consoles the families of those who lost their lives, the American schoolchildren, and the American public as a whole. He also gives this speech to reassure America of the viability of the NASA program and the light in the future. By the use of rhetorical skill, including analogy, strong emotional appeals, and his position of power, President Reagan manages to convince America that despite the tragedy the benefits of keeping a space exploration program greatly outweigh the losses.
The need to memorialize events or people is complex; in some cases, monuments honor moments of great achievement, while in other cases, monuments pay homage to deep sacrifice. A monument 's size, location, and materials are all considerations in planning and creating a memorial to the past. In any case, the need to honor or pay homage to a specific person or event is prevalent within society. A monument has to mean something to the society it is place in. The location of a monument is perhaps the most important aspect of creating a successful monument to honor and show respect to a person or event.
The speaker Ayn Rand, was incredibly passionate throughout the entire commentary. She addresses the fundamental significance of Apollo 11, stating that it is not political; it is philosophical. The audience for this particular situation would be anyone who enjoys commentaries. This publication was created by Rand, for the sole purpose of putting forward her philosophy of objectivism. The subject of this commentary was to talk about mankind itself, and how Apollo 11 completely redefined what it means to be a human.
The 8th grade class took a 4 day trip to Washington. We did many things to explore Washington D.C. including visiting monuments. Some people think differently of how a monument should be made. Good monuments to some people could be to make people remember about the person or thing being remembered or to just reflect the person’s life or importance. In “The Follower Problem” by David Brooks, David thinks a good monument should show power and authority.
For instance, Confederate monuments would allow generations to see that America isn’t “a place reserved for people who still want to spit our country, but rather a place for education that we can learn from the ugly protraction of our history” (Lanktree). Often, we talk about learning from the past so that the same mistakes won’t occur in the future. This specifically can be represented through these monuments; by having a symbol of the past where racism occurred, it serves as a reminder of what discrimination can do when one side is filled with bigotry. Having a place where one can learn about the effects of someone’s wrongdoings can allow today’s people to decide for themselves the future they want to create. Additionally, the author of the article Keep Confederate monuments, but put their horrific history on stage describes how Americans have been “willfully blind” about racial justice and that the statues could be used as reminders of the “catastrophic consequences” (Cose).
However, these monuments are history and although they may not be suitable for a public place nowadays, they are sure a great piece of history for a museum. These monuments are part of all that is left from a certain period in our history. Even though the Confederate period, for example, is not the period of the United States that many are proud of it still happened and it is still history. These monuments should be saved for the sake of knowing about the past, not for personal gain. Some monuments can stay in public for everyone to see.
I decided to study the technologies used in the Apollo missions. I came across the obvious ones such as the relationship between the Moon and Earth, the surface of the Moon, and the idea that the Moon and the Earth are genetically related. The Apollo missions brought in many accomplishments for NASA. They were able to bring hundreds of pounds of lunar samples to Earth as well as shaping the way for many other scientific advances. One of the technologies that stood out to me was the advancements in space food.
Memorials provide thanks for those who lost their lives specifically on that horrid day. The 9/11 Memorial in New York City, shows how much pride we now have in our country and just how significant this catastrophic event was in American history. This memorial and museum took over a decade to construct! As one drives through small towns, memorials of all sizes commemorating 9/11 can be found.