While these are valid points, I think that people do not see what I see the opportunities that space provides us with. J.F.K was the one who started it all. without even going into space he makes very divine points about what space research can provide us with. He is not wrong. In Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost it states, “Space research is not a drain on the economy; it generates infinitely more wealth than it spends,” it also says that NASA budget was only 16.3 billion out of 13 trillion GDP which means that not only are we discovering new and wonderful things, but we are adding a bit of wealth into the mix.
The biggest event of his lifetime is being the first person to land on the moon. This was a high point in space exploration and helped put the United States ahead of the Soviet Union during the cold war, according to the article, How did Neil Armstrong change the world?. This also is an important time because more than a billion people saw him land and give his famous “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” speech, says the article Neil Armstrong by A+E Networks. Both of these events were the biggest that has ever happened to
The historic move put the spotlight on the company. It's Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic up next to make a move. WHY SPACEX IS INDESTRUCTIBLE Well, SpaceX is more reusable than indestructible but let's not argue over semantics here. If you are unimpressed with the Falcon 9 launch and landing, you are simply misinformed. Landing a rocket out at sea on a drone ship wasn't just for show.
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
In Kennedy’s speech, he claimed that the United States would reach the moon by the end of the decade. He used multiple metaphors throughout the speech, he even compared the idea of space exploration to that of climbing Mount Everest. One of his most famous lines from this speech is, “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”. This quote from his speech is an example of the usage of Pathos, in the fact that it provokes an emotional response from his audience.
Why do so many people deny the childlike curiosity of knowing what goes on past what we can see? There are a number of good reasons to expand the space program. Although it can be an extremely costly endeavor, space exploration could provide the world with a far greater knowledge of our universe and planet, spark revolutionary innovations, and take the next steps in human expansion. Many people reject the idea of space travel because of how expensive and dangerous it is, and suggest that the United States fix the problems on Earth before worrying about the problems beyond it. Of the United States’ funds, NASA has spent “more than $900 billion since its creation in 1958 through 2014” (Fowler).
Launched in 1998 and receiving its first crew in 2000, astronauts from around the world have lived on it ever since. Introduction Once a government monopoly, today space travel has now been expanded to private corporations. The resulting pros and cons have left the international community with questions to answer and decisions to make on the use of private companies in space. The privatization of space endeavors have brought on exciting new opportunities. The privatization of space companies have opened up orbital access to poorer countries and brought a commercial aspect to space exploration.
The 1950’s Space Race One of the bigger events that happened during the 1950’s and 1960’s would have to be the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. At the time the two countries were in what was called the Cold War, this was a race to have an advantage over the other country and have something the other did not. They were trying to out doing each other with atomic weapons to intimidate each other, then the countries realized the huge advantages of having technology in space and the possibilities that comes with it. Both countries immediately got to work trying to get as much to space and the moon with as much success as possible. T The Soviet Union had the first big breakthrough on October 4, 1957 when they launched
Space Exploration On Tuesday, Feb. 6th, SpaceX launched their new Flacon Heavy rocket. This extraordinary achievement is a huge step in humanities future in space. Flacon Heavy is now the largest rocket, capable of carrying payloads up to 140,000 lbs. This means man kind will not only be able to reach Mars faster, but will also be able to bring more equipment and more men to Mars. Many believe that man are destroying this planet and this is the only way to ensure our survival, but other think differently.
Apollo 11 Nearly 600 million people heard Neil Armstrong say, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as he made history on July 24, 1969. (NASA.gov) The Apollo 11 Mission is recognized all over the world and is remembered as one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It required meticulous planning, hard training, and extreme precision. Even the rocket was innovative and brought humanity to greater heights than ever before. The Apollo 11 Mission 's effects will never be forgotten.. PLANNING The Apollo 11 Mission required meticulous planning that began the second John F. Kennedy presented the challenge putting a man on the moon in 1961.
Certain large scale, expensive projects, such as the telescope in development by NASA, receive excessive amounts of money from taxpayers even though they may not necessarily benefit society in the short term. Scientific experimentation, especially space exploration, can be impractical and wasteful. Furthermore, in a 2014 news article published in the Washington Post, written by Walter Pincus, specific nuclear programs in the U.S are actually increasing their budget. Pincus describes a certain nuclear project that the U.S government is sponsoring, "The most costly refurbishment, about $643 million, is for the B-61 bomb, which is carried by strategic bombers based in the United States" (Pincus). Although the U.S already has a nuclear arsenal that could potentially destroy the world, it continues to invest in its nuclear weaponry.
The beginning of the Space Race began with the Soviet Union’s successful launch of Sputnik in October of 1957. Shortly after in 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous space exploration speech to Congress. In it, he asked for more resources so that the United States could send a man to the moon and bring him back to Earth safely before the decade was out. With the Soviet Union being the first initially in every major milestone, the United States knew it needed to respond quickly. President Kennedy’s speech to Congress kicked off one of the most expensive and ambitious adventures this country has ever done.
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.
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. Respectively, they saw economic benefits to being leaders of space exploration. The differences are seen largely through the administrative details in government size. The challenges of leading a space program in the greatest nation can be intimidating. Each president, as mentioned, has come away with noteworthy advancements in the future of mankind’s space