Ray Bradbury’s 1950 dystopian novel, The Rocket is a short science fiction classic based on a man who fantasizes of travelling to space. This futuristic tale communicates, how anyone is authorized to travel to space without any prior experience and preparation on how to operate and navigate a rocket. The story of the The Rocket, is based during a more advanced time in the future as anyone at that time is able to fly to space as long as they have money to support their trip, the protagonist is a father, named Fiorello who wants to bring his family to space, but to do that he must save a lot of money as the trips are far too expensive, nobody believes that he will be able to accomplish this task and even when people are that it’s impossible
Although technology would reach great heights in a shorter period of time than ever before and break gender boundaries, the Space Race brought along many negatives such as environmental hazards, mechanical failures, and medical hazards. It is well known that throughout history women have been considered of lesser value than men in the space program. It was not until the United States government was in a race against the Soviets that this attitude began to change. The Space Race
Everyone can understand what it’s like to lose site of a dream. It can cloud people 's judgment and cause them to make bad decisions. In The Cog Charles E. Frinch uses symbolism and tone to dramatize and to add depth to the story. The spaceship “President” symbolizes a dream that has been lost over the years. James Maxwell is the President of the world and all he ever wanted to do was to travel into space.
The book is based around a plot where the main character, Mark Watney, is isolated from all of humanity after being abandoned on Mars and presumed dead. This theme of isolation could relate to the way the author, Andy Weir, started his long term career unusually young, could have led to social isolation. His background in engineering could also help explain the very thought out and technology-aware aspects of this story. He has called himself a complete “space nerd” which explains the detailed subject matter of space travel. This book was published in 2011, which is part of an era where NASA, and other space exploration organizations, were trying to develop practical ways for humans to travel to Mars (still are).
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.
“Fundamental to the conspiracy theory is our supposed inability to go to the Moon. The thought of humans traveling to the Moon was so fantastic even early science-fiction writers didn't predict it happening for centuries to come”(Villard). The rockets that made the moon landing possible were based upon the principles that were founded by Isaac Newton centuries ago, meaning that the underlying science was already there. The Saturn V rockets were more than capable of taking a man to the moon, and it was seen by thousands of eyewitnesses and media who saw the rocket blast off from the Kennedy space center in Florida (Villard). Those who claim that NASA could not reach the moon in the 1960’s discredit the hardworking engineers and scientists who paved the way for a lunar
It substantiates the effectiveness of the lack of consistent management and communication gap in the project could pilot to failures. And this report, and a few other sources mentioned in the references, about the Mars Polar Lander is an effective and thorough investigation over the mission details. But would like to point out that there were other sources that presented more details, such as in the testing phase of the project, of the MPL. As an original project manager of the MPL project, first and foremost would like that there be proper staffing and the proper resources available for the project successful completion. If there were a budget problem, then the project requirements have to reduce according to the resources available, else it would end up a failure too.
As a man, a fighter pilot, an astronaut, Armstrong was more concerned with others than his own personal gain. “Like so many others celebrated astronauts, he could have chosen to bask in the heroic afterglow of his stunning achievements. However, he remains an unassuming, and deeply private man a reluctant hero to the end” (“Remembering ‘Reluctant Hero’ Neil Armstrong”). Armstrong was the ultimate team player. During the game he would play to win, but once the game was over he wanted to separate himself so that he was not the focus.
If someone isn’t a part of the tribe, nation, overall group that we assign ourselves too, than their needs aren’t as important to us. In a way it’s logical, the needs of your own people should outway the needs of somebody’s else. Competition is an important aspect of life, many scientific advancements happened because we were competing with somebody else, the most notable being getting man to the moon. However competition can also lead to disaster and the deaths of thousands of people. Cooperation is very important to, taking care of our fellow humans is the best way to insure our survival on this planet.
We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here. If we are to be properly prepared for such a venture we will have to continue space exploration, regardless of the consequences of putting more foreign objects that potentially could pollute outer space. Topic 1: In ancient times, various cultures interpreted the strange objects suspended in the sky in various ways. Some thought it was just a work of god and accepted it. Others recognized patterns in the ways the objects moved.
Optimistically, the president made reference to the need of more private sector companies to support the effort. Ronald Reagan would surely have applauded this. President Obama also outlined technology efforts to go beyond the moon and having larger goals for missions to Mars. This mindset to think exponentially beyond the present and on a large scale is a similarity between the two presidencies. To sum up the similarities, President Obama and former president Reagan drew upon the indomitable spirit of the American people and the exploration of the unknowns to find ways to peacefully fund space program efforts.
Often, it is said that a lot of these technological advances that were made by scientists at NASA would have eventually occurred anyway even if NASA did not exist. This however, cannot be known, but it is for sure that space requires a whole new level of discipline for technology, and without the ways of thinking that were required to make these inventions, they may have not been created Although space is very demanding and leaves little room for error, the rewards scientists have reaped from their inventions have been great. The actual areas in which NASA develops technology include healthcare and medicine, public safety, transportation, environmental resources, industrial productivity, computer technology, and agricultural resources (Dunbar). Neil DeGrasse Tyson also realizes the importance of space when it comes to being able to create new inventions, as he states, “Not only innovations that come directly from solving the challenges of advancing a space frontier, but also the culture and society that arises from being a participant in that frontier. In other words, yes, of course you have to innovate to discover something tomorrow that you didn’t know today – some new idea has to arise, some new solution to a problem.
Intangible benefits are “an expansion of experience, bring[ing] people into new places, situations and environments, [and] expanding and redefining what it means to be human” (Logsdon, 2010). The experience gained from exploring space pushes humans to challenge boundaries that were previously thought to be only theoretical. The International Space Station is used as a stepping stone since space is so hostile to humans, and what is learned from experiments on the station is going to be used to prepare astronauts for long term flights and permanent settlements in places other than Earth (Wiles,
Galbraith mentioned Fermi’s Paradox, which instantly peaked my interest. He described it as a theory stating there are billions of stars in our universe, and eventually different planets started to develop, so their must be other planets like Earth out there somewhere. The question is why haven’t we found them. Galbraith mentioned that because we have had trouble with sustainability outside of our own atmosphere, maybe other Earth-like planets are in the same boat as we are. This paradox got me thinking about space travel, and if we will be able to visit other planets like Earth one day.
These four pieces have both important similarities and differences. While all of these texts appeal to pathos in one way or another, the context of each one is different. In, "Man Takes First Steps on the Moon" while there is an appeal to pathos, there is a stronger appeal to logos and the explanation of facts. In the speech, "In Event of Moon Disaster" it strongly appeals to pathos and tries to help people feel optimistic and pushes further exploration of space even if a nation disaster had ensued. Next, in the commentary by Ayn Rand, it appeals to pathos and attempts to show the greatness of man-kind.