Once again an interesting idea, but not very feasible for the same reasons as the previous idea. Lacking in realisticness, the theories make it hard to accept terraforming as a way to colonize Mars in the present time or near future. Due to the number of resources, energy, money, and time it will require to achieve even one of the
Set in the decade it was made (2010s), the watcher of the film joins the crew of Europa One on their journey into the deepest reaches of space. Unfortunately, bad luck befalls the crew driving the conflict of a struggle with nature. With so many unanswered questions, Europa Report explores the fear of the unknown by exploiting an unconventional setting and conflict that lie largely outside of the watcher’s
Being human comes with baggage that earthbound individuals generally do not consider in their daily lives. This ranges from the need of life essentials, social interaction, and coping with the extreme conditions on another planet or in the void of space. These are the problems that scientist are faced with every day and are constantly discovering answers, but also turn to science fiction for solutions. The Martian and Packing for Mars present issues and new perspectives of space travel, and also gives possible solutions to issues like food and water needs and dealing with others.
Kips and his friend, Peewee, collaborate together during their hike across the lunar surface, to escape the aliens. Through communication with each other they preserve enough air for them to survive the journey. Without communicating and collaborating Kip and Peewee could have died due to lack of air or exposure to the elements. Likewise, Scientists collaborate by publishing their research and findings, and holding international meetings about this topic. Meetings like these are critical for this field because they require such a wide array of talents – meteorologist, atmospheric physicists, electrical engineers, and others – who may not all be employed at the same institution (“Controlling Weather with Lasers”)..
With every attempt to explore more about space, more machines have ended up cluttering the atmosphere which then lead to an increased risk of collision for future space exploration (Ibid). Due to normal space operations there are hundreds of thousands of pieces of space debris floating in the atmosphere (Ibid). There have been two examples of space debris falling to Earth in recent history (Lovell 43). A 10-kilogram piece of a rocket belonging to the third stage of a Russian rocket crashed in an inhabited area of Finland (Ibid). Furthermore, there is also the time when the red-hot piece of Sputnik IV crashed in Wisconsin (Ibid).
Tina Cai Sci-Fi Paper Synopsis As resources and habitability quickly dwindles from the planet Earth’s clutches, humans all over the globe look for the possibility of living in space. Desperate to avoid what they have caused to their animal counterparts, nations previously in competition work together to fashion technology capable of keeping the human race alive and thriving on a planet other than Earth. The countless successful robotic launches to Mars have provided enough information about the planet that scientists are fairly confident in human survival on planet Mars. In order to successfully transport as many people and resources to Mars as possible, aerospace engineers face problems such as physical space, resource storage, travel efficiency,
Space exploration has long been a debated topic. From the days where there was controversy between whether the universe revolved around the Earth, because god made humans special, to whether Copernicus’s idea that the Earth and the other planets of the solar system revolve around the sun was true. Then there was the space race where there was a dilemma based on what was ethical to be produced and sent to space (such as weaponry during the cold war). The more contemporary problem involves the exploration of space and the danger that space debris poses. We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here.
1.Cory Brunish doubts the necessity of exploring Mars, for those huge amounts of money could have been used in other more profitable and benevolent projects like projects about fighting against fatal diaereses and solving social problems.(Brunish, 2004 p9) 2. Speed is essential in Mars, for the space trip is actually torturing and fatal, because in the space astronauts have been exposed in the harmful space radiation, and the lack of the protection of earth’s magnetic field worsen astronauts’ situation.(Kluger, 2004 p42) 3. Cousteau states that Antarctic is indispensable, for it moderates earth’s climates. It cools both surface water’s and atmosphere’s temperatures. However, human activities has threaten this delicate system.(Cousteau, 1990,p17)
The USA were determined, this could really change their position on the international scene. NASA scientists developed the Apollo 11 (“Cadbury”), a rocket capable of sending three astronauts to the moon and come safely back on Earth. The astronauts were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (University Nebraska). The Launch was on the 16th of July 1969, more than 500 millions people were
There were many specific reasons, factors and incentives that led to the start of the space race. In summary, the US and Soviet Union engaged in the Space Race in hopes of strengthening national security as well as foreign objectives which resulted in turning space into an area for military competition. But when delving deeper and taking a closer look, there are very specific reasons and events that caused the Space Race to emerge. The Cold War was a time of mistrust and unfriendly relations between the US and the USSR due to events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Vietnam War, The Berlin Wall and the U-2 Crisis.
Because of this, it is hard to tell the extent to which the greenhouse gases destroy the ozone (Oppenheim 89). In addition, scientists have not had observations from space for a long enough period to see long-term trends in the climate. Scientists also lacks the techniques to detect the small changes involved in climate change. This lack of technologies and technique to predict or tell what is taking place in the space limits or hinder the climate change mitigation strategies (Oppenheim 89). Fortunately, satellite-born systems are now being developed to measure the radiation balance.
“The nobility of the human spirit grows harder for me to believe in. War, zealotry, greed, malls, narcissism. I see a backhanded nobility in excessive, impractical outlays of cash prompted by nothing loftier than a species joining hands and saying “I bet we can do this.” Yes, the money could be better spent on Earth.