The Deep impact mission is similar to the rosetta’s because scientists launched a probe into space that was designed to study the interior composition of comet Tempel 1 by releasing an impactor into the comet. Other missions that began a few years after the Rosetta and Deep impact are the Mars gravity assist maneuver (2007) and observe two asteroids Steins (2008) and Lutetia (2010). All of these missions help scientists further understanding in how comets are the oldest most primitive bodies in the solar system that could have formed the sun and
The Space Race (1950-1960s), was an event that has influenced many generations of human race. In the Second half of the twentieth century, the world’s leading power, the United States of America and the Union of Socialist Republics (USSR) were engaged in a global competition, also known as the cold war, where they were trying to influence “non aligned” nations to take a side in the war. Military, political, scientific and diplomatic effort would affect the balance of power in the world, the loser will fall and will lost the ability to control his sphere of influence. Both nations went to the moon, however only the USA made it back to the Earth. The Space Race has revolutionized the world, people 's societal views , and helped humanity in several
President John F Kennedy was addressing the public from Rice University to get funding for NASA and the space program. It wasn’t just about funding though, it was also about getting to the moon and placing a man there, getting past the boundaries and having further in-depth knowledge of our solar system. Kennedy’s
Thus sparked a Cold War that would last for decades. One of the biggest events of the Cold War was the launch of Sputnik. On October 4th, 1957, Russia launched Sputnik into outer space. The satellite became the first object to orbit the Earth. Russian success in putting a vehicle into orbit sparked massive military, political, and technological implications.
He ordered the B-52 crew who was trying to deliver some cargo to attack the Soviet Union with the nuclear weapons they have. The B-52 is a strategic plane bomber. The president and other people in the government were trying to stop him because it may lead to a new world Page 2 of 4 Page 3 of 4 Hussain, 3 war. Meanwhile, the only one that knew the codes to recall the plane was the crazy general named Ripper. The Cold War is a term given to the intense relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
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.
Kennedy famously urged America “We choose to go to the moon in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard” The country, along with the rest of the world was enthralled by the possibilities of space exploration. Dinner conversations with World War II veterans in attendance, amplified that a new conflict had begun; the world’s two great powers, the democratic and capitalist United States was in a Cold War against the communist Soviet Union. I recall hearing from my elders that each country was seeking to prove superiority in military and technology and that space would be another dramatic arena for this competition. Sputnik, was a word of foreign extraction, heard in an unpleasant and
The Space Shuttle was introduced after the Apollo mission was a success. But unlike the last one, the Shuttle was approved for operating in space without a specific mission and goal for the mission. The Shuttle project was politically and economically not strong. It was also sold as a partnership with the ESA to improve international and social relations as it would combine people from different countries, races and sex for the crew. The Shuttle complete or exceed NASA 's promises.
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
Finally, NASA is National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America. “We would never have got a chance to go outside and look at the Earth if it had not been for space exploration and NASA” (James Lovelock, BSc). Humankind have always wanted to discover universe since their inception, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, from the Apollo missions to the Hubble Space Telescope. Moreover, space travel is accelerating the process of increasing wisdom for people to explain mysteries of prehistoric Earth. For example, what’s the age of the Earth and how did the first living specie came to life.