The colonization of the moon is a step in which must be taken before the colonization of Mars is even feasible. This is due to the fact that the moon would be a cheaper colony that would set the foundation for colonizing a much tougher landmass, like Mars. An advocate of this belief is Nasa’s planetary scientist Chris Mckay who had to say the following on the topic of Moon colonization, “My interest is not the moon. To me the moon is as dull as a ball of concrete, but we're not going to have a research base on Mars until we can learn how to do it on the Moon first. The moon provides a blueprint to Mars.” Without a blueprint, it becomes significantly harder to build a colony and the rate of failure will rise.
The Space Shuttle was introduced after the Apollo mission was a success. But unlike the last one, the Shuttle was approved for operating in space without a specific mission and goal for the mission. The Shuttle project was politically and economically not strong. It was also sold as a partnership with the ESA to improve international and social relations as it would combine people from different countries, races and sex for the crew. The Shuttle complete or exceed NASA 's promises.
They think that space can help the economy improve and that there is more to space than stars and a bunch of planets. They also believe that they will find new resources to genetically modify our society. And they just might get their wishes if people start funding for space travel. Finding cures, new resources, and studying space are only a few reasons why space travel is necessary and why people should do more to fund the cause. Cancer and Mono still haven’t found a cure but, with the help of space travel, people can explore space and find other materials to find a cure for diseases.
The Deep impact mission is similar to the rosetta’s because scientists launched a probe into space that was designed to study the interior composition of comet Tempel 1 by releasing an impactor into the comet. Other missions that began a few years after the Rosetta and Deep impact are the Mars gravity assist maneuver (2007) and observe two asteroids Steins (2008) and Lutetia (2010). All of these missions help scientists further understanding in how comets are the oldest most primitive bodies in the solar system that could have formed the sun and
Today’s space station would not exist if we didn’t have this race. Today’s aviation would not be, if we didn’t have this race, many flight instrument have been invented during this period of time. The Space Suit has also been invented, without this, the astronauts would not be able to go on IVA (outside of the rocket). Development and new theories in physics have allowed new technologies in the spacecraft industry to be elaborated such as the satellite. The radio and telecommunication have also been improved (NASA), space has changed our life, and without the invention of the satellite, there won 't be Internet, no communication, no international trade, and no economy… One of the Long-term effects of this race would be that the government started to spend more money on education because of the great enthusiasm with science that society had because of this race (University Nebraska).
The first question that is posed in 2001: A Space Odyssey is that of creationism versus evolution, starting with the moment where the man apes first come into contact with the monolith. According to the narrator, when they approached it and set the process in motion, “[t]hey could never guess that their minds were being probed, their bodies mapped, their reactions studied, their potentials evaluated” (Clarke 3) by an unseen species of extraterrestrials. Technically, when these alien creatures first came across the planet Earth, the apes seemed to have been a naturally evolved species that they felt deserved a push into the right direction. By allowing Moon-Watcher and the others access to their powerful technology, they physiologically changed the apes into a different species – one that later became human. Now, the concept of evolution is undeniable in the novel, as the apes had not come out of nowhere and had formed a primitive society.
Do you believe that humans can live in Mars with such environmental conditions? Humans can extinct like dinosaurs due to the crash of Phobos. Humans can freeze to death in -60 degree Celsius. Humans can die due to lack of oxygen and water. Can humans live Mars?
“as long as humans remain on a single planet, we are at risk of extinction when disaster strikes” (Steltzner). This shows that if we don 't go to new planets that we will run out of resources cases and material and eventually lead to extinction. One of the benefits most people want is that we find life among the stars. If we find life they could introduce us to other civilization and help us expand humanity. Medicine is also benefited by space exploration.
Sure, we have the basic outline of what’s within the milky way, but there is a whole galaxy of possibilities out there we have yet to grasp. We are no longer limited to only exploring our planet, gone are the days of discovering new landmasses and being the first to climb the highest mountains. Now is the time for humanity to reach higher heights and aim beyond our own planet. Space exploration is very expensive, but many people think that these costs are worth it to be able to explore what’s out there, sending robots into outer space and receiving extraordinary images of things light years away that we would never be able to picture without advancements in our space program is what many people would consider, well worth the money. One way or another, someday the planet we all know, and love today will eventually be destroyed, consequently causing humanity to perish with it.
June 30th, 1908 marks the date of a vicious asteroid impacting near the Tunguska River in Siberia. This event, known as the Tunguska Event, came into Earth’s atmosphere traveling at an extremely high speed and at a height of about 8500 meters the asteroid blew up due to the high temperature and pressure and it is said to have released so much energy that it would be equivalent to 185 Hiroshima nuclear bombs going off (Phillips). Over 800 square miles of forest was destroyed in the blast and there are even accounts of people being blown away by the shockwaves and feeling immense heat while being over 40 miles from the place of explosion (Phillips). Tunguska was a display of how powerful and dangerous a NEO can be to Earth and another large NEO impact was more recent on February 15, 2013. Although not as large as the Tunguska Event, the Chelyabinsk meteor still released more energy than a nuclear explosion and it was actually more fatal than the former as over 1,200 people were injured by the shockwave coming from the asteroid as it broke apart over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk (Howell).