On January 28, 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded within minutes of liftoff, killing all astronauts aboard. On this same night, President Ronald Reagan was originally scheduled to give the State of the Union, but instead had to speak on this national tragedy. The speech is titled, “Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, Address to the Union, January 28, 1986” and is given by President Ronald Reagan from his desk in the Oval Office. The intended audience of the speech given by President Reagan is all of the American People. Giving this speech, President Reagan had a saddened, grieving, and woeful tone.
One minute and thirteen seconds. The last entry on the flight transcript: LOSS OF ALL DATA. On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded 73 seconds into its flight. Aboard were five astronauts, one of whom, Christa McAuliffe, was ready to become the first school teacher in space. Sadly, none of the five survived.
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.
President Nixon pursued a way to remove American troops without looking as if he was abandoning South Vietnam to communist forces. When he took office President Nixon, along with his advisors, presented a policy called Vietnamization. This new policy was aimed at ending American involvement in the Vietnam War by shifting all military responsibilities to South Vietnam. Nixon believed that by removing American troops and training South Vietnam’s military, it would prepare the South Vietnamese to take charge for their own defense against communist takeover. The Vietnamization strategy was first announced to the American people in a nationally televised speech by President Nixon on November 3, 1969.
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.
In 1952 the US got involved after Nicaragua solicited U.S. assistance to overthrow the Guatemalan leader, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. President Truman authorized the shipment of weapons and money to anti-Arbenz groups. But, within five weeks the operation to topple Arbenz quickly fizzled when representatives loyal to the president uncovered the plot and took steps to solidify their power. Later Eisenhower sought to defend American interests abroad with an increase in funds for nuclear weapons and covert operations. After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America.
South vietnam had surrendered to North Vietnam, ending the longest and most unpopular foreign war in U.S. history. The Vietnam War had cost 58,000 American lives and as many as two million Vietnamese civilians and soldiers were killed. 1976 - The Viking 2 spacecraft lands on Mars In September 1976, Viking 2 landed on Mars, following the first successful spacecraft, Viking 1, landing on Mars. Viking 2 was a part of NASA’s two-part mission to investigate Mars and search for signs of life. Neither spacecraft found traces of life, however, they did find all the elements essential to life on Earth, such as carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen.
Malone attempts a persuasive style of writing but its effectiveness is questionable. He succeeds in creating an argument, but his call-to-action is ineffective. Considering the context, style, and other components, the target audience could not be properly persuaded. Kobutsu Malone’s “Narcissism and Spiritual Materialism: The New Age Legacy” does a dissatisfactory job of persuading its audience, New Age participants, due to his hypocritical ethos, aggressive pathos, and misguided logos. Malone’s main argument, materialistic values are vividly apparent in the New Age, failed to convince readers his opinion should be taken seriously.
Seven months later the Soviets suffered from a launch pad explosion. A few days later in Florida we sent the first men to the moon. We used a Saturn 5 rocket to get to the moon. We were in space for four days before landing in “The sea of tranquility.” (Udvar) A few hours after landing Neil A. Armstrong (August 5th 1930-August 25th 2012) steps foot on the moon. while doing this he says his famous quote.“One small step for man one giant leap for mankind.” (Udvar)
Timeline of the Earth As stated in “The Big Bang Theory” theme song, our universe as we know it started because of one big explosion. This explosion was caused by a supernova 13.7 billion years ago. When the big bang happened, all of the elements that were in the star were expelled outward. Around .4 billion years after the big bang, first generation stars started to form, these are the stars that created most of our elements.They were made of period two, three, and four elements. Like every star, these stars ran out of energy and exploded making new elements that are found on our periodic table.