For Example, Onizuka was a hero to many because he died in honor serving his country. Ellison died on January 28th, 1986. He was only 39 years old and had his own family, and died in a heroic manner for his country. Onizuka died on the Space Shuttle Challenger at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida due to a malfunction of the ship. Ellison Onizuka had a wife and two daughters he lost because of this terrible accident.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
2010. 30 Sept. 2015. April 13, 1970 was the night the oxygen tank in Apollo 13 exploded, 55 hours, 55 minutes away from Earth. If Apollo 13 was any further away at the time of the incident, the astronauts most likely would’ve not survived. The issue was that the O2 tank was not designed properly by the manufacturer, and that when they conducted a stir of the O2 tank it exploded.
On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan responded to the dreadful crash of the space shuttle, Challenger, with words of sorrow about the loss of seven men and women. The situation at hand called for a sincere message from the leader of the country by giving his respect and thank those who died on that unfortunate day. Ronald Reagan made the dreadful event into a speech that motivated the American citizens to keep being brave and exploring whether it is in regard to the NASA space program or just the ambition of achieving the freedom that America stands for. Knowing that the direct audience would be the citizens of the United States and the indirect audience would be other countries like Russia who were competing for the exploration of space, Reagan knew he had to pressure the citizens to not give up and not become scared because this one incident. The speech emphasizes this point through Reagan’s directly mention of “the schoolchildren of America.” The schoolchildren that Reagan is mentioning is the future of the United States.
Apollo 13 is a film made in 1995 telling the events of the aborted lunar mission in 1970 of “Apollo 13”; this was America’s third moon landing mission. The problem that I identified in the start of the film is in the original team of three astronauts, one of them had either become ill or will become because he was exposed to the measles. This happened a few days right before the launch. So, they wanted to replace the sick one and use a different astronaut. At first the other astronaut was against this but then his boss threatened to put him on later mission, then he complies.
The debate has sparked two major theories: a giant balloon crash and a UFO crash. The wreckage found at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 has left people wondering what the source is for decades. While working on his ranch, William Brazel spotted a large amount of debris. “The material included a tangle of rubber strips, paper, sticks, and tinfoil,” (Tribble). Since no one witnessed the crash, the type of aircraft is unknown.
September 11th was a tragic day for the American people as we witnessed the economic and military symbols of our great country go up in flames. Hijackers overcame authorities on four different planes and used them to inflict insufferable damage amongst our people. Two planes crashed into the North and South towers of what was known as the World Trade Center that ultimately caused its collapse. The collapse killed thousands of people who were trapped in and around the building and even affected other structures within the city as debris fell from the buildings and filled the streets of Manhattan, New York. A third plane was crashed into our Department of Defense otherwise known as the Pentagon and the very last plane which was directed towards
I’m currently reading a book by Naomi Klein called Disaster Capitalism that has led me back to the worst terrorist attack in United States history, 9/11. I remember how CNN and Fox were being flooded with the news daily. The story told was, Al-Qaeda members crashed commercial airplanes into the world trade center and the pentagon killing thousands of people. This event is the center of a popular conspiracy theory, because of what unfolded after. The United States invaded Afghanistan and Iraq on the presumption they had nuclear weapons, and introduced the patriot act.
This belief was also held by the captain and most of the crew which led to the destruction of the Titanic. Even after being warned countless times of icebergs by the Californian, Baldwin revealed that officers disregarded their warnings by ordering them to “shut up, shut up; keep out, I am talking to Cape Race; you are jamming my signals.” In addition, Fowler informed the public that only 53.4% of the passengers on the ship could have been saved if the lifeboats were completely filled up. The iceberg was a huge factor in the sinking of the Titanic; however, because the captain and crew did not pack enough resources for emergencies and disregarded many safety procedures and warnings, the iceberg was not the only cause of the horrible
In an article by Alister McGrath, he gave insight to New Atheism. The new atheism Alister McGrath addressed in his article was the virulent form of new atheism that came about ten-plus years ago. The form of new atheism McGrath wrote about could be described as demeaning, snobbish, and criticizing. New Atheism sought to ridicule all those against its underlying belief that there was no god or supernatural entity with a demeaning tone towards the religious. Its style of argumentation, rather than providing substantial proofs and evidence that there is no supernatural, sought to pick out holes and weaker points of the religious arguments.