Aerospace Engineering “That’s one small step for man…” -Neil Armstrong. Mankind has always been fascinated with space and the idea of flying and that is exactly what Aerospace is the study of. This includes all of the space missions done across the world they were all lead by an Aerospace engineer. Aerospace Engineering has unofficially been around since mankind began making attempts at flying, the Wright brothers would technically be engineers. Aerospace Engineering is a specialized route of Mechanical Engineering which focuses upon flying objects within the atmosphere and outside the atmosphere.
What was the “space race” and how was it related to the Cold War? During the beginning of the 1960’s, the Soviet Union and the United States were racing to put a man into space first. Russia was the first country to put a man into orbit, but America was the first country to have a man land on the moon. It related to the Cold War because of the political tensions between the U.S and Russia. The space race was an example of the advancements both
Throughout the 20th century, our views of space have changed. We started thinking about space, with the same way we started thinking about Pythagoras’s theory of how the world is round. Curiosity and rivalry have ignited the space race, but rivalry between United States and Soviet Union has boosted the development of the space race. The Cold War was ongoing so neither of country wanted to lose to each other. Also, this race determined which country was more advanced compared to another.
Is space exploration worth the cost? Space, the final frontier, where no man has gone before. Except astronauts have, and it costs taxpayers billions. But the real question is, is it worth it? Space exploration started in 1957 when Soviet Russia launched the first artificial satellite called Sputnik 1.
After the Apollo missions and after the change in direction of NASA’s mission and goals, there was jobs left for military career opportunities.During Moonport there was a lot of missions during this time like the Apollo missions, Mercury Missions, Gemini Missions. The main goal for Moonport was to get someone into space it’s 1957 and the Russians had already got someone to the moon now that was a problem because people believed that the Russians were spying on America also Americans believed that they wouldn’t be able to develop new technology so their main goal was to get someone in space. There plan worked and on May 5th, 1961 they had the first man in space this was a huge deal at this time! Each of these missions had a goal and each of them had achievements with them. The mercury missions goal was to orbit a crewed spacecraft around earth and bring it back safely, their achievements was that there was 6 successful manned space flights.
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER | Design, develop and build buses, cars, trucks, and more, throughout the product lifecycle. They specialize in systems, such as engines or structural design. Profs and pros: Paula Canter, Boeing: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paula-canter-bab5559 John McPherson, TEK Systems: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mcpherson-45a8201a https://aa.stanford.edu/ http://www.utias.utoronto.ca/ What can I do now to prepare for study in aerospace engineering? Excel in advanced math and science courses. Algebra, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry courses will help.
All these steps in Space exploration would never have been possible if the USA and USSR had not been continuously trying to improve on their own rocket systems in order to get ahead of each other in the Cold War. With leading rocket scientists such as the Head of the Soviet program Sergei Korolev and the USA’s Wernher von Braun leading the way in new Scientific
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. Although there are many similarities between committing to sending a man to the moon and to sending a man to mars, it false for the author to assume that there will be similar technological and humanitarian advances. The 1960's is a very different time period from today and as a result, it is unknown whether a manned mission to Mars will prove to be a worthy investment. Additionally, a large part of the "space Race" can be attributed to the competition between the USSR and the USA during the Cold War. The competition for becoming the leader in space technology was very fierce and was very politically driven, allowing for huge amounts of money to be invested in space technology.
The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable launch system and orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for human spaceflight missions. The system combined rocket launch, orbital spacecraft, and re-entry spaceplane with modular add-ons. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981 leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. It was used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011 all launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Major missions included launching numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), conducting space science experiments, and constructing and servicing the International Space Station.
In the movie, it has been mentioned there that the government didn’t want to spend a part of the nation’s savings for space exploration. The reason is that it would just be a waste of money, which is not the case. If the end of the Earth really did happen and the only solution is to leave the Earth, space exploration would become a necessity. It would save human beings from extinction and would preserve mankind’s