John "Jack" L. Swigert was originally named as the backup Command Module Pilot for Apollo 13 but was moved to the primary crew 72 hours before the launch. His position on the crew was shifted so he could replace Ken Mattingly, who had been exposed to Rubella. Apollo 13 was Swigert’s first mission (Jones 2). Ken Mattingly was removed the primary crew two days before the launch due to his exposure. He went on to play a crucial role in the Mission Control ground crew.
After another four days traveling between the moon and the Earth, the command module landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24th, 1969. This marked the end of a historical space mission to travel across the void of space and to successfully land on the moon. More so, astronauts were able to walk on the moon and explore the lunar surface through direct physical contact. The previous 5 Apollo missions had been designed to travel to the moon and make lunar observations from orbit, yet this mission defied all of those observational patterns by allowing an objective obseevati9on by Astronauts on the lunar surface. Finally, the astronauts were quarantined due to the fact that they had been in an alien environment.
On January 9, 1969 Armstrong was named commander of Apollo 11, and that was the first try to land a human on the moon. On July 16 1969 Armstrong and his pilots took off to the moon. About seven hours after they landed, they opened the door and walked down the ladder before he became the first man to walk on the moon, He said “that’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind “. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent more than 2 hours outside the craft. They studied the surface and collected rocks, and after a day, they left and docked with Collins while he was in orbit then all three flew back.
Protagonist Miranda is a normal 16 year old who lives in Pennsylvania with her two brothers and her mom. Until one day, scientist predicted an asteroid will hit the moon, and when it did, Miranda’s life shattered. Tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, and a huge snowstorm occured, and instantly many people died. As things get worse, Miranda has to find ways to survive. The theme for Life As We Knew It is to be grateful and never give up because things might get worse, anything is possible, and the results will be
The future of space exploration will have forever changed from this moment on. On July 16,1969, man did the impossible, and landed on the Moon. The mission to arrive in total lasted a little bit over eight days. July 20 was the official day of the landing. The whole idea started with the President of the United States at the time, John F. Kennedy.
Yes, exploration in space could harness a realm of danger, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue our curiosity. As the Apollo 13 mission went wrong and the crew noticed what had to be done in order to survive, on the ground, NASA was already performing procedures to prevent future incidents from occurring. Four hours before landing, the crew shed the service module. Mission control had suggested on keeping it until then because everyone feared what the cold of space might do to the unsheltered CM heat shield. Photos of the service module showed one whole panel missing and wreckage hanging out, it was a mess as it drifted
A. Summary Learning from the case-study of the space shuttle “Challenger” flight STS-51L disasters, which explodes after launching seventy-three seconds. Failure of O-ring seals has been interpret by the Commission, during the investigation. Several engineering ethical issues and values, such as the accuracy of data presented, the honesty and integrity of the personnel, the respect for regulation and informed consent, and the responsibility of the personnel could be discussed and evaluated. B.
Imagine a world where a natural phenomenon, like an earthquake, occurs only because someone forgot to pray to Poseidon before bedtime. Back in the height of the Greek empire, this was very believable in the eyes of many. In the technological era, we all now know, and understand, that an earthquake happens when tectonic plates collide with each other. Holly Yan’s article, continues to tell about how today earthquakes happen, with scientific evidence and proof. She would also explain a theory on why their might be another big earthquake coming soon to California.
Along with this tragedy, people’s view on NASA decrease, as a revelation was brought up to them that space travel isn’t a hundred percent safe. Although the Challenger Explosion caused the deaths of its members, it was important that it happened so others could learn from their mistakes and improve the safety of technology used in space
Between 4.1 and 3.8 billion years ago, was a period known as the heavy bombardment period (Evolution of the Moon. 2012). During this period, the moon was hit with numerous impacts that left craters. 3.1 to 1 billion years ago, mare volcanism took place (Evolution of the Moon. 2012).
She conducted this experiments on herself and her fellow crew members. In total Jemison spent over 190 hours in space before making her return back to Earth on September 20, 1992. Succeeding her journey into space, Jemison pointed out how society needs to acknowledge how women and racial minorities can make tremendous contributions when given the chance to succeed. In early 1993, Jemison resigned from her position at NASA because she wanted to pursue other interests. In 1995, Dr. Jemison became a professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth until 2002.
An astronaut named Yuri Gagarin was launched in space, known as the first man outside the Earth’s orbit in the spacecraft Vostok I. These incidents hurt the pride and ego that caused the American’s to take a step at such drastic measures even though they faced many failures in the space race. The events in the space race still continue… After this incident years went by and finally the day arrived where America will take the upper hand. Apollo 11 was launched into space in July 20th, 1965. The space craft was named The Eagle.
As for the procedures of the apollo 11 mission, the plan was for 3 astronauts to climb aboard the gigantic saturn v rocket at the launch station in Cape Canaveral, which back then was Cape Kennedy, Florida. Once prepared the astronauts would launch into space and then start their many hours long journey to reach a lunar orbit. When the vehicle started to orbit the moon, the astronauts were to start to prepare for their departure on the landing module. From there 2 astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, would land on the moon and have multiple space walks and collect rock samples from the surface. Once that was completed the astronauts would pack up, reconnect the landing module with the rest of the space vessel and return to Earth and land again, this time into the ocean ( Primary,
There were a lot of tragedies during Apollo program. For example, on January 27, 1967, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, a fire broke out during a manned launch pad test of the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn rocket. Three astronauts were killed. One of the most famous Apollo missions is Apollo 11 mission. This is because this mission was successful and humans went to the moon for the first time in history.