Lewis [the commander] and the crew escaped the dust storm, assuming Mark had died. Mark faces a series of struggles such as growing food, making water, and repairing the HAB [Mark’s temporary home on Mars]. Andy Weir, the author, uses a good mix of suspense and humor to engage the reader in Mark’s struggle for survival. Andy Weir is an American novelist, software engineer, and author of The Martian. His early life took place in Davis, California with his mother, who was an engineer, and his father, who worked as a physicist (Learn about Andy Weir).
Kennedy famously urged America “We choose to go to the moon in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard” The country, along with the rest of the world was enthralled by the possibilities of space exploration. Dinner conversations with World War II veterans in attendance, amplified that a new conflict had begun; the world’s two great powers, the democratic and capitalist United States was in a Cold War against the communist Soviet Union. I recall hearing from my elders that each country was seeking to prove superiority in military and technology and that space would be another dramatic arena for this competition. Sputnik, was a word of foreign extraction, heard in an unpleasant and
The headmistress told them that many thought it was cursed for the whole family of the egyptian explorer have wiped out all but in in a matter of months. During Poppy’s history periode her other best friend, Kip, asked the teacher to tell them more about the curse. After this, some rumors spread around the school talking about the curse. The odd thing was that odd things started happening when the Ruby scarab arrived at the school. The moment it got into the school grounds the lights turned off and all power went out.
Late at night, Ted’s wife, Maureen, answered the phone and was shocked to find that their daughter had been hit by a car. Again, the narrator brings up the meteor, named Chicxulub, to compare how the meteor and death are related. He explains that this meteor came sixty-five million years ago and that “seventy-five percent of all known species were extinguished, including the dinosaurs.” He compares the incident of the meteor to his daughter’s situation because both the meteor and being hit by a car are unexpected events that both ruin lives. Also, the narrator states “calculate the chances
Jackson Fox Coach Mears English, 9, Period 1 8 March 2018 Galileo Galilei For as long as humans have been on the earth we have wondered about nature, the earth and how it all works. As science began to grow more and more people began to to have their own theories on everything, including the church and past scientists. Then came Galileo who questioned past scientist theories and the church theories. He didn 't just question them and say they were wrong he came up with his own theories and was able to prove them. For one to really understand what Galileo did for the world, one must see his early life, what he invented, and the legacy Galileo left.
I am a climber, to be precise, I am an explorer. When I look into my academic career closely, I also see the same me here, the same exploring nature. I am that kind of person who is keen to explore my surrounding problems and try to make an effort to solve those. I am really lucky that I have got the chance to complete my undergrad from BUET, the best engineering university in Bangladesh. It was the beginning of my senior year, when I was first introduced to machine learning, through the course Artificial Intelligence (CSE 401), which subsequently helped me to get acquainted with its manifold applications in data science.
When I was a fifth grader at Sunny Brae Elementary school in Southern California, I used to love going to the library and devour anything about rockets and astronauts. One book was titled Journey to The Moon and though it was rather old and outdated I was still fascinated by the primitive sketches of a bug-shaped moon lander that was envisioned by NASA. I often imagined myself sitting in the command module atop a Saturn V and blasting off from Cape Canaveral. I bombarded everyone who would listen with daily updates about the space program and though I was only eleven, I could tell you how many pounds of thrust the Rocketdyne F1 engine produced on the Apollo Saturn main stage booster or which watches and cameras the astronauts used. I even knew
And then one night my dog and I were looking at the stars. Then suddenly while we were looking at the stars we saw a shooting star passing by, and then I quickly wished that in a few months I could go walk the moon with three of my best friend’s name John, Nathan, and Oliver. But any way in those few months my parents and I had plans to go to Africa because I had a few months until school starts. So in order to go to Africa my parents had to go to the embassy to get a visa because I did not have an American passport. And then they bought plane tickets and all.
I was familiar with the plant breeding program and it’s reputation for excellence, however I hadn’t previously envisioned myself living on the east coast. I then came into contact with Dr. Chelsea Specht, whose previous research at UC Berkeley perfectly combined the elements of plant morphology and evolution that I am most fascinated with. When she informed me of her move to Cornell, and the research on plant systematics in this department, I was smitten. Further research of the Plant Biology Ph.D at Cornell has shown me a department that emphasizes plant evolution and systematics like no other, and through the facilities provided at Cornell such as the L. H. Bailey Hortorium Herbarium, I believe that this program would give me the greatest amount of freedom and resources to conduct research in plant
I believe that only by pursuing a research career in chemistry I can satiate my inquisitive mind. Hence I decided to be a devotee of chemistry. From my childhood till now my academic standing is a thing which remained more or less constant. My inquisitive mind and competitive contemporaries always help me to be a bright student throughout my academic life. I always got some great persona with the indefectible understanding of science as my teacher, be it my school or my college.