Clyde W. Tombaugh was born in 1906 in Streator, Illinois. He attended high school in Streator and moved with his family to a farm in Western Kansas, where a hailstorm destroyed the family 's crops, dashing his hopes of attending college. Tombaugh continued to study on his own, teaching himself solid geometry and trigonometry. In 1926, at the age of 20, Tombaugh built his first telescope. Dissatisfied with the result, he determined to master optics, and built two more telescopes in the next two years, grinding his own lenses and mirrors, and further honing his skills.
Lovell, Jr. is a NASA astronaut, and was born March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. James was the official crew commander of Apollo 13 but he was also involved in other missions besides Apollo 13. He also was involved in the Gemini VII, Gemini X11, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13. James was the pilot for the Gemini VII mission, commander for the Gemini XII mission, command module pilot for Apollo 8, and commander for Apollo 13. John L. Swigert Jr., was born August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado he is a NASA astronaut too.
“Space Shuttle”, explains the history behind the space shuttle. In the beginning of this movie, we learn a brief history of flight, explaining some of the failures and then informing the audience of the Wright brothers’ first sustained flight of 12 seconds in 1903. The narrator, Jack Perkins, states that because of their flight, a whole new realm of possibilities was opened. . As the video continues, Perkins tells us that on March 16, 1926 a scientist by the name of Dr. Robert Goddard, designed, built, and tested the first liquid fueled rocket.
He was the first person to fly around the moon. Borman earned the Space Medal of Honor in October, 1978 along with Neil Armstrong. After retiring from NASA, he became the CEO of Eastern Air Lines. In 1972, he had to find a plane that crashed in a swamp and later rescued many passengers from the sinking aircraft. In 1990, Frank Borman was inducted to the National Aerospace Hall of Fame.
Most of us Americans wonder who was part of the Gemini 4. Gemini 4 was the secoud crewed mission of the Gemini series. The mission included the first American spacewalk. The experiments performed during the mission were electrostatic charge. James McDivitt and Ed White where the two astronauts part of the a Gemini.
My topic is about “John F. Kennedy’s Moon Speech”. The speech was given by the John F. Kennedy at May 25 1961 after the astronomy landed on the moon and returned to the Earth safely. This event is one of the most important events in the astronomic history. It was the first time that people truly landed and walked on the moon. This landing event did have a great influence in the history and politics.
The Association for the Advancement of Science did the same in 1850, and in 1849 the US Nautical Almanac Office hired her to calculate the position of Venus. Mitchell continued her career in science through the Civil War. in 1865, she joined the faculty of Vasser College where she was the only woman. The school gave her access to a twelve-inch telescope, and she began to study the surfaces of Jupiter and Saturn. During her career, she also observed sunspots, stars, solar eclipses, comets, nebulae, and the moons of Saturn and Jupiter.
The United States wanted to hold the title in becoming the first in the world to successfully send a man to the moon. Unfortunately in 1967 tragedy struck the Apollo program when Apollo 1 had a fire during a launch test killing all three crewmembers this tragedy had set the program back until NASA was able to correct the problem. Apollo spacecraft 7-10 were all “dress rehearsal” missions leading up to the Apollo 11 mission In July 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped
He also cares deeply for animals so much that he made an animal rights conversation. He is also found superman’s home planet. Growing up, Neil deGrasse Tyson went to amazing Bronx High School of Science from 1972-1976 where there was an emphasis on astrophysics then. Even though from being the captain of their wrestling team, he was also the editor of “Physical Science” which was the school’s paper. His love for astronomy began at a young age of nine after his first visit to the Hayden Planetarium.
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.
I have always loved the night sky, especially the moon. Both of my parents were Muggles, so I never understood the magical aspects of astronomy, but my father bought a set of high-power binoculars when I was quite young and would often show me the planets, interesting stars, and close-ups of the moon. From this I developed quite a love for astronomy, and I even hoped to become an astronaut one day. Then I received my Hogwarts acceptance letter and learned for the first time that I was a witch. When I arrived I was sorted into Ravenclaw and was very excited to begin my classes, but especially astronomy.