For Example, Onizuka was a hero to many because he died in honor serving his country. Ellison died on January 28th, 1986. He was only 39 years old and had his own family, and died in a heroic manner for his country. Onizuka died on the Space Shuttle Challenger at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida due to a malfunction of the ship. Ellison Onizuka had a wife and two daughters he lost because of this terrible accident.
Sadly, none of the five survived. 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.
So much in fact that we are now speaking to the children about the future, telling them that in order to have a future they must be brave, the American way. President Reagan appeals to several different emotions throughout the speech, he starts to wrap up the speech by telling a story, he tells a historical story of Sir Frances Drake and compares the astronauts that we have lost to him and his last exploration where he was killed doing the thing he loved. The speech is brought to a close with the biggest emotional appeal that Reagan uses all night, he uses a lingering tone when he recalls to the audience that the last time that we, or anyone ever saw these brave heroes was this morning, when they waved goodbye and “slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God.” This was the last thing that he said and really left the country with a sense of sadness and loss, but even though we were sad and grieving, we had the
Fiorello believed that he could get to space by saving all his money and after six years, Fiorello accomplished his goal. To explain my point, you can see that when everybody is telling Fiorello that he cannot do it, or that this task is impossible, he still has the perseverance to keep going and finally accomplish his goal. A quote from The Rocket, which illustrates my point is when Fiorello says, ““Old man, I’ve saved three thousand dollars. It took me six years to save it. For my business, to invest in machinery.
Because of these three things, Sonny and the other Rocket Boys were able to go to college, escape Coalwood, and get jobs in which they could pursue their dreams. Sonny did not start off building rockets with much success. In fact, he burnt his mom's fence down in an explosion that scared the whole town, because they were afraid it came from the mine. However, instead of discouraging him, he kept working on the rockets; changing the body and nozzle design, using different types of propellants and metals, until it finally worked. The bad news, however, was that the rocket veered off course and hit his father’s office, causing Mr. Hickam to forbid his son from launching any more rockets.
On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan responded to the dreadful crash of the space shuttle, Challenger, with words of sorrow about the loss of seven men and women. The situation at hand called for a sincere message from the leader of the country by giving his respect and thank those who died on that unfortunate day. Ronald Reagan made the dreadful event into a speech that motivated the American citizens to keep being brave and exploring whether it is in regard to the NASA space program or just the ambition of achieving the freedom that America stands for. Knowing that the direct audience would be the citizens of the United States and the indirect audience would be other countries like Russia who were competing for the exploration of space, Reagan knew he had to pressure the citizens to not give up and not become scared because this one incident. The speech emphasizes this point through Reagan’s directly mention of “the schoolchildren of America.” The schoolchildren that Reagan is mentioning is the future of the United States.
He believed that America could keep the space program going strong despite the recent tragic events. This speech was intended to inform America of the Challenge disaster. Reagan used specific pronouns to address the audience. He focused a lot on the individuals that lost someone due to this dismal occurrence. One thing that he said specifically to those close to the astronauts was, “Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace” (3).
Meanwhile in outer space the astronauts were suffering in freezing conditions, began to argue with each other, and carbon dioxide was approaching dangerous levels. Ground Control did end up quickly inventing a way with the limited resources to make the square filter from Apollo to be used in the round opening of Aquarius. Nevertheless, they made it work using a sock, duct tape, tubes and the limited materials the astronauts would have in space. The quick thinking worked successfully and bought them more time but they were still stuck in space. They ended up making a course correction to face the earth using Aquarius then stared up odyssey riding it back to earth parachuting into the
Armstrong and Aldrin were the first people to ever step foot on the moon. They accomplished a dangerous job that people thought was unachievable. In the speech it states, “they will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.” Not only would their families mourn, the nation would mourn to because of their success in landing on the moon and being able to achieve something that hasn’t been done. This shows that President Nixon had this speech prepared in case the mission had gone wrong. The speech is effective because the audience understands and are able to connect with what the President is
Former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, in his address to the nation about the Challenger explosion, distinguishes the terrifying news of the explosion of the space shuttle. Reagan's purpose is to remember the lives lost in this painful accident and to ensure that space program will keep our faith with its future in space. He adopts a sorrowful tone in order to acknowledge all the courage and breakers that those seven astronauts expressed to his nation. Reagan opens his tribute to the Challenger astronauts by recognizing that this accident delayed his State of the Union address and by showing the pain of him and his wife’s grief. He appeal to the emotions of the listeners by expressing that “today is a day for mourning and remembering” (Reagan, 1986), that he and his wife are “pained to the core” (Reagan, 1986), and that we all know that this accident is “truly a national loss” (Reagan, 1986).
9-11 influence me by all of those good Americans who died from the attack. And it also influenced me because I never got to see the world trade center in real life before it was destroyed. And the world trade center is something that I really wanted to see because of how unique it was. The world trade center is now a part of our history and will be in everybody’s hearts forever. Plus, since the attack the united states is too strict in order to do anything.
Ritchie had a fear of flying from years ago when he was in Junior High. Two planes crashed mid-air causing debris to fall into his schoolyard killing his best friend. Ritchie felt he had been saved that day by the death of his grandfather since he missed school to attend his funeral. This caused him to have nightmares throughout the years and develop a fear of flying. Ritchie would reluctantly start flying, but his fear would later come true.
There were a few characters in Apollo 13 who showed excellent leadership efforts. For this discussion, I will focus on the character Jim Lovell. Throughout the entire film, Lovell had many adversaries. Lovell was extremely passionate about walking on the moon, unfortunately that was no longer the mission. Three weeks before the launch, Jim Lovell was in his son’s room explaining what happened between the three astronauts and the fire.
Now it was time to watch as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon to plant the American flag on the moon symbolizing our victory in the notorious “Space Race” with the Soviet Union. It was a great day for America as we won the “Space Race” and got safely to the moon, but not everyone was happy. In this essay, I will be talking about why some conspiracy theorists think that the historical moon landing of 1969 was staged and why I still believe that it was in fact, real. To begin, I will be showing you some evidence theorists use to support their claim of the landing being fake. The first is that when
On the US side, less than a month before the anticipated launch, during a routine test, an electrical fire swept through the cabin killing the entire crew. On the other side of the race, the USSR was still moving far ahead of the US and had actually sent up a single pilot rocket, Soyuz 1, to the moon only to have malfunctions in its launch, ultimately sending it spiraling back towards Earth and also killing the crew member inside. Although this was a major setback, both nations kept going. It did not take long for the United States to realize what caused there problem in their test run, and they quickly fixed it. Only a little time after, Apollo 11 was fixed and set for launch.