What is the Space Race? The Space Race, a competition which grew out of the cold war with both sides wishing to exploit propaganda and military benefits of making the first forays beyond the Earth’s surface and atmosphere It lasted from 1955 to 1972. The USSR won the early victories of this race. It put Sputnik 1 in space on October 4, 1957, along with the first man in space (Yuri A. Gagarin) on April 12, 1961. After that, President John F. Kennedy announced in May 1961 that within a decade, an American would land on a moon and came safely home.
Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster On 28 January 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger on Mission 51 - L broke apart 73 seconds after the launch and it resulted in the death of all seven crew members on board. The challenger started to break into parts after the failure of right Solid Rocket Booster 's O-ring seal. After that, the external tank was destroyed by the explosive burn of hydrogen and oxygen propellants, and Aerodynamic forces completely broke up the orbiter. On the other hand, the crew compartment and other vehicle components were recovered from the Atlantic Ocean after the extended search and operation. After the disaster, United States President Ronald Reagan appointed a special commission in order to investigate the accident.
The mission ended due to an unfortunate cabin fire during the launch test on January 27th. The Apollo 7 mission was to last 10 days and 20 hours. The three crewman were, the Commander Walter M. Schirra, the Command Module Pilot, Donn F. Eisele, and the Lunar Module Pilot, R. Walter CunningHam. The launch date was October 11, 1968. There were two goals set for this Apollo mission.
On January 28th 1986 the space shuttle Challenger launched and exploded only 73 seconds into flight shocking the world and killing the crew of seven. This disaster left the NASA community and its various engineering teams baffled to explain the disaster and some not surprised; while all wanted answers to questions as to why and how this disaster could have occurred, while some already held the data on what could have been the factors for disaster. 2 Research performed indicates there were a number of communication problems both internally with NASA and their Engineering team at Morton –Thiokol Engineering that lead to the disaster in question, specifically poor communication between NASA and the Engineering firm Morton –Thiokol Engineering, the designer of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB), that was discovered after the accident through analysis of existing and post launch data. More specifically this paper will discuss engineering concerns about O-ring design of the (SRB) brought to the attention of NASA
It turned out to be a mistake because after 2 days, two oxygen tanks blew up and the space shuttle lost power, causing the temperatures in the shuttle going haywire, “Houston we have a problem. The shuttle soon started coming on food shortages and had to ration for the food to survive. They also had problems getting rid of carbon dioxide in their air. The big question that they had was, “How to get back safely to Earth.” The LM navigation system was not made to help the crew in their situation. “30 minutes before the explosion, at 30 hours and 40 minutes, Apollo 13 had made the normal midcourse correction, which would take it out of a free-return-to-earth trajectory and put it on lunar landing.” The crew couldn’t go to sleep because the temperatures in the space shuttle went haywire which caused the temperature in the shuttle to be freezing cold.
5 mysterious facts you didn’t know about Challenger Space Shuttle One of the most horrifying experiences that many watched on TV, was the space shutter Challenger exploding. Only 73 seconds into its flight, the Challenger exploded and killed all of the astronauts. This is an occurrence that many have heard of, but did you know these facts? FACT 1: NOT LIVE For those who watched this occurrence, they most likely watched it via a replay. Back in the day, very few people had access to satellite dishes, and NASA made the flight available to those who did.
Pieces of the ship flew off into orbit, the external tank detached and broke into little fragments that covered the windscreen where I was piloting. I couldn’t see. I felt like this was my last chance to see the world and be in it. I screamed and shouted down the microphone to get help, no one responded. The meteor had broken the antenna to connect me to the station.
The use of space exploration could be used to better protect ourselves from any attack by having more satellites in space to view the rest of the world and better detect threats. As Britannica states, “If governments decide to expand the activity in space of their armed forces, space could become another major military theatre for waging war and deploying weapons.” The United States can use space for our military benefit to detect missiles and to keep better satellite watch over other countries. The United States space corps would help make strategic decisions based on information that we can gather from satellites. Having funding for this particular section of our military would put us ahead of most countries as many countries have militaries but none actually have military in space. Britannica also states that “the availability of funding will set the pace of scientific
Today rovers are sent to the Moon and Mars to explore them. In the nearly future, people will send rovers much far to discover places with earth-like temperature, ecology, atmosphere and nature. “Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” So, like the Starship Enterprise there will be robots that will explore not only our solar system, but whole Milky Way