An example of a suspenseful moment in the story is after Mark (the main character) fixes a problem in the Hab (Mark’s Martian habitat), he waits to see if it will hold: “There we go… still holding… Lemme check the suit…. Readouts say the pressure is stable. Looks like the duct tape made a good seal. Let’s see if it holds….” (Weir 162). The suspense makes the reader want to figure out what happens and not put the book down until they do.
The argument claims that the money invested in the "Space Race" in the 1960's was well worth the high cost due to the many technological advances and therefore, the government should commit to a Mars Landing by 2020. Stated in this way, the argument fails to mention several key factors on which it could be evaluated. The conclusion relies on assumption, for which there is no clear evidence. Therefore the argument is weak, unconvincing and has several flaws. Firstly, the author claims that because of the many technological advances due to the "Space Race", a commitment to a manned mission to Mars will produce similar results.
The use of ethos shows how credible and reliable Kennedy is as he utilizes his position and knowledge as president to reassure the nation that space exploration is possible. Kairos was also an effective strategy for Kennedy, since he knew of the accomplishments of the Soviet Union years prior, and in turn took advantage of the current state of America in the space race. JFK’s moon speech was very important because it was given at time where the American people were uncertain in their position as a national powerhouse, and Kennedy brought forth and set the expectations that needed to be met, especially when it came to the space race, in order to fulfill America’s legacy of being
“Is this for real?” asked Alison Rigby, a 33-year-old prospective candidate of the interplanetary mission to colonize Mars, known as the Mars One mission. What can anyone possibly reply other than this if one is acquainted with such a controversial project? It is indeed thrilling, or perhaps alarming, that there are genuine intentions and even concrete plans to send people to the red planet. The good old curiosity might have prompted mankind, but with the level of technology, the amount of funding, and the degree of knowledge and experience these Earthlings, who are operating the Mars One mission, currently possess about Mars, the Mars One space rocket for the manned space voyage in 2026 might just become an enormous metallic flying tomb carrying
Neil Armstrong’s famous line,”That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” caused more than just excitement, the famous line created disbelief of the occurrence. After Armstrong planted the American Flag into the surface, the President was quick to receive the astronauts call and speak about what was happening. The planting of the flag was a symbolic moment for not only the United States, but for all of mankind because of the significance of the mission. Doors to space exploration were opened for the future the second their feet touched the lunar surface. Stanley Cubrick, a famous film making personnel from the 60's, was brought into the attention of many.
They hired over 130,000 people in total to begin their ultimate plan, which of course was to create the world’s first atomic bomb. Wonderful scientists came from all over the globe, including a the famous physicist known as James Chadwick of the United Kingdom, who was known for winning the Nobel prize in 1932 for discovering the neutron. To the workers on the project, it was less of their own research for the USA’s better knowledge, but more of research and experiments being conducted as to race against Germany. And in all fairness, that is exactly what it was. The fight for the bomb, you could say.
The Transcontinental Railroad not only untied the nation, but made America possible. Building the Transcontinental railroad was one of America’s greatest achievements, comparable to traveling to the moon and creating the atomic bomb. It connected the east and west coasts of the country, giving the people the ability to settle wherever they wanted. Before they would have had to travel by wagon, take a ship around South America, or risk getting yellow fever crossing the Isthmus of Panama. The driving force behind the transcontinental railroad was the competition between two railroad companies, the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific.
I realized that from the very start I loved the environment. I loved to serve the people. I had this crazy idea of volunteering myself into a manned mission to space --- to make it sound more awesome --- to Mars. Speaking of, I couldn’t help but delight in this science fiction drama film, entitled, The Martian which is based on the book of the same name written by Andy Weir in 2011, The Martian.
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. If we are to be properly prepared for such a venture we will have to continue space exploration, regardless of the consequences of putting more foreign objects that potentially could pollute outer space. Topic 1: In ancient times, various cultures interpreted the strange objects suspended in the sky in various ways. Some thought it was just a work of god and accepted it. Others recognized patterns in the ways the objects moved.
During the 1940s the world was in conflict and the allied forces, consisting of the USA, Britain and France were struggling to win the war against the Fascist movement. This led to innovations of all kinds and when the Japan got involved the US couldn’t land and hold an island without meeting great resistance from Japanese troops willing to commit suicide for their country. During this time many physicists and nuclear engineers were on the verge of constructing the next level of nuclear technology. This led to President Roosevelt establishing the National Defense Research Committee in hopes of creating an Atomic weapon capable of mass destruction. The Atomic Bomb was created through a series of tests conducted in New Mexico known as the Trinity tests or more commonly as the Manhattan Project.
Who would build the world 's first nuclear weapon: America or Germany? Although the German nuclear threat was evident, the effect of Einstein’s letter to President Roosevelt showed American citizens were fearful, provided scientific facts pertaining to the nuclear bomb, and most importantly, motivated Roosevelt to take action. Who wouldn’t be fearful of a possible nuclear bomb? Einstein was very prominent during
Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a scientist from New York, grew up in a rich household with access to the best schools. Oppenheimer was chosen by the government to work on this project and win the race towards nuclear warfare. This author states what deadly substance makes these bombs. "For example, he had moved readily from Niels Bohr 's purely scientific conjecture in the 1930s that U-235 is the fissile isotope of uranium to his own problem-solving estimate in 1941 of the amount of U-235 necessary for an effective weapon."(Erwin). From this knowledge one can see that U-235, found by Niels Bohr, can react and explode in very harmful ways.
In 1938, German chemists discovered fission (how to split a uranium atom.) This discovery changed the world forever. A man named Leo Szilard knew that this discovery could power an incredibly powerful bomb. He got the idea from a science fiction book he loved that was written in 1914 by H.G. Wells called, “The World Set Free”, which talked about an atomic bomb.
Intangible benefits are “an expansion of experience, bring[ing] people into new places, situations and environments, [and] expanding and redefining what it means to be human” (Logsdon, 2010). The experience gained from exploring space pushes humans to challenge boundaries that were previously thought to be only theoretical. The International Space Station is used as a stepping stone since space is so hostile to humans, and what is learned from experiments on the station is going to be used to prepare astronauts for long term flights and permanent settlements in places other than Earth (Wiles,