Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate those who have led the path and broken barriers. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr was born in Pensacola, Florida. Since he was a little boy, he had admired the pilots flying the planes he watched in the sky. He was born in 1920, a time when there were no African American pilots in the military. Since he was born, his parents had taught him to always have hope.
According to Wikipedia, Frank Borman (born Frank F. Borman II) was in the Air Force before becoming a space pilot. My grandpa was in the air force too. They both earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroic acts in a plane. Frank was the commander of the Apollo 8 mission and was also in Gemini 7. He was the first person to fly around the moon.
The last astronaut’s job was to Pilot the aircraft in Lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin had finished collecting samples. Neil Armstong was officially the first man on the moon. Together Armstong and Aldrin collected about 47.5 pounds of Lunar resources to bring back to earth for testing. Overall the mission was a success in the fact that America beat the soviets in the Space Race, and also collect almost 50 pounds of Lunar resources. Apollo 11 returned 18 days later on July 24th to be greeted by a huge crowd.
William A. Bishop was born on February 8, 1894 in Owen Sound, Ontario. He was an observer and a flying ace in World War I and an air marshal for the RCAF during World War II. He attended the Royal Military College and enlisted into the Canadian Mounted Rifles after World War I began. He decided to transfer to the Royal Flying Corps due to poor trench war conditions and became a successful ace fighter pilot after being an observer for 4 months. After the war, Billy starts tours in America about his wartime experiences.
“At age 30, he first explored his engineering talents and went to work as a military engineer for 17 years in Milan. He studied and designed war instruments such as tanks, catapults, submarines, machine guns, and other weapons”(Sniderman, “Leonardo da Vinci”). While most men and women believed Leonardo to be crazy he is now seen as an exceptional inventor and genius. In Leonardo 's scientific studies, Leonardo found out that the range of motion of a bird and of a human was the same, and if a human had wings, he would be able to fly. Leonardo decided that he wanted to be a bird, so he could fly.
So on NASA started working on the spacecraft “Apollo 11” this aircraft costed 25 billion dollars to build. Then on Dec 7. NASA announces the Gemini Program, which was NASA’s second human spaceflight program. Then on February 20. John Glenn Orbited the earth 3 times in a row, then when he returned home NASA observed him to see if everything was okay with him ,and everything was okay so they packed his bags and sent him back home.
Also one of the best things he do was to set the goal of “ landing a man on the moon and returning the same man back to the earth” by the end of the decade Kennedy speech transformed NASA and the space program. Furthermore he established the peace corps in March 1961 Kennedy established it a volunteer program that sends young Americans to abroad in an effort to promote world peace and
People discover their career goals in different ways. For me, it was vivid accounts of safeguarding the lives of carpet-bombing pilots during their missions in far-flung war zones. Hearing the stories of my mentor, Dr. Edward Richards, a retired Lockheed Engineer and renowned civics professor, who guided me during my tenure as Venture Crew President of Venture Crew 304, inspired me to become a mechanical engineer. Fulfilling my future starts with a zealous ambition to achieve academic success at Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, I will pursue my dream of a career at Lockheed Martin, where my professional aspirations include becoming a Project Manager, and journeying to new career heights as an executive in the company.
He soon left for Korea, where he flew combat missions for the first time. Chappie received the Distinguished Service Medal during his service in the Korean War for heroically saving his partner and himself when his plane malfunctioned and blew up. In 1951, he returned to the US and was assigned to the Otis Air Force Base in Massachusetts as a jet fighter pilot. Not long after he became he became commander of the 437th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron. Daniel saw his dreams coming true.
General Bernard A. Schriever, dubbed “America’s Missile Man” by Time magazine in 1957, would pave the way for America’s dominance in space and further United States Air Power in the 1960’s with his achievement of building and sustaining an intercontinental ballistic missile force. General Schriever was born September 14th 1910 in Bremen, Germany. In 1917 Schriever, along with his mother and brother, escaped the First World War and emigrated to New York to join Schriever’s father who had worked as an engineering officer on an interned German ship line (93). According to the class text, “in 1923 Schriever became a naturalized United States citizen” (94). In 1931 Schriever began his military career eventually being promoted to Colonel, in the early 1940’s he was made Chief, Scientific Liaison Section, Deputy Chief of Staff, Materiel where he lead the Scientific Advisory Board originally formed by Hap Arnold in 1944.