Furthermore, there is also the time when the red-hot piece of Sputnik IV crashed in Wisconsin (Ibid). Given these incidents, and the uncontrolled space junk the near-Earth atmosphere may become too hazardous for future space operations (Reynolds, Rice, Edgecombe 117). Similarly to the dangers of space pollution, the Space Race also initiated an era of mechanical failures and malfunctions that would last for
Methods Of Tracking Space Junk What Is Space Junk? Space junk, also called 'orbital debris ', could range from rocket stages, loose canisters, dust, paint flecks, nuts, bolts, pliers, screws, garbage bags, gloves, and metallic pieces to nonfunctional satellites, spacecrafts, and space stations that have crashed into each other. If this space junk stays in orbit it can cause more damage to other satellites, spacecrafts, and space stations by creating thousands of space debris pieces. Risks of Space Junk There are many risks of having space junk in orbit that causes major problems for astronauts and governments wanting to explore the cosmos further. For instance, in 2014 the International Space Station had to move at least three times to
On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon: or perhaps not. That is what some people think. They believe the "Moon Landings" were faked, in order to cheat the public out of billions of dollars and so that we could win the space race against the Soviet Union. According to conspiracy theorists, the scientists at N.A.S.A. realized during the Apollo missions that either is was technically impossible to reach the Moon ir that it cost too much.
A tragic example of this danger is the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart and killed all seven astronauts on it (Howell). These people would still be alive if it wasn’t for the Space Race. Our government shouldn’t have spent so much money on the Space Race, especially considering that it killed a group of people. NASA is fully aware of the dangers of space and sending men into it, but they continue to do it for the sake of research (Abadie). Our government is meant to protect us yet has paid for men to be sent out into an unsafe environment and even be killed.
These pictures can prove that the U.S. did land on the moon. Tracks from different objects stay on the moon, therefore NASA could easily take pictures today and confirm the moon landing was real. 400,000 people worked at NASA for a decade just to build the rocket that would carry Neil Armstrong to the moon. Do you think all 400,000 people would be able to keep a big of a secret as the U.S. lying about the moon landing? That would be an enormous risk to the U.S. to trust all of the people working at NASA.
The culture that began in 1901 was almost unrecognizable to the one that stood in 1999. One massive paradigm shift came from space exploration. The Cold War began and Russia began to launch space missions. America shifted from a place of comfort and became overrun with fear that communism would overtake them. The western world stood
Space exploration is very expensive. If we go out and explore space and end up finding out that we can 't survive on any other planet, other than Earth, all the money and resources we used to to launch that spacecraft, goes down the
One time when Andy Weir uses suspense very effectively is when he uses foreshadowing to describe what happens to AL102 (airlock 1) after the storm: “Every time the astronaut used the airlock, the strain of AL102 relaxed, then tightened anew. Pulling, stressing, weakening, stretching...” (Weir 155). As the suspense builds, readers will be anxious to know what happens to AL102 next. Another time suspense really pops out is when Weir describes what happens to the rover and trailer in third person: “Before the traveller [Mark] could react, the rover rolled onto its side. As it did, the solar cells…flew off and scattered like a dropped deck of cards...The traveller was alive, for now” (Weir 310).
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
They attained the majority of their data through NASA launched satellites and rockets. Which was another purpose of the Apollo missions, to collect data. Consequently, the Apollo Program provided the scientists with measurable attributes such as air temperature and cosmic ray impacts, that would’ve been hard or even impossible to find (NASA). If atmospheric scientists didn’t have access to such information then climate changes wouldn’t have been noticed, or fixed. The Apollo missions not influenced them with important discoveries like climate change, but with many more discoveries.