Earth is only four billion years old, so that means there have been many planets in between that have had a chance for life (Kurzgesagt). The odds are definitely stacked towards aliens timewise. “Our Earth didn't form until about nine billion years after the big bang. Countless other planets should've formed earlier and given life a chance to get underway, billions or certainly many millions of years earlier than happened on Earth. If just a few of them had spawned intelligent life and started creating technology, that technology would’ve had millions of years to grow in complexity or power” (Anderson).
Definitions Private space contractors - non-governmental organizations that fund endeavours in space. While some of these companies plan to pursue space research, others plan to mine asteroids. Kármán line - located 100 Kilometers (62 miles) above sea level, the Karman line the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and space commonly knowns as where space starts from. International Space Station (ISS) - the ISS is a large spacecraft that orbits Earth which is a home for astronauts as well a data collecting science lab. Launched in 1998 and receiving its first crew in 2000, astronauts from around the world have lived on it ever since.
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.
“Is this for real?” asked Alison Rigby, a 33-year-old prospective candidate of the interplanetary mission to colonize Mars, known as the Mars One mission. What can anyone possibly reply other than this if one is acquainted with such a controversial project? It is indeed thrilling, or perhaps alarming, that there are genuine intentions and even concrete plans to send people to the red planet. The good old curiosity might have prompted mankind, but with the level of technology, the amount of funding, and the degree of knowledge and experience these Earthlings, who are operating the Mars One mission, currently possess about Mars, the Mars One space rocket for the manned space voyage in 2026 might just become an enormous metallic flying tomb carrying human beings to a vast crimson Martian graveyard these humans are bound for in its anticipated landing in 2027.
Mars is the only planet other than Earth that is currently suitable for human life (with help from modern-day technology). Traveling to Mars will ensure humanity’s survival and will expand the possibilities for traveling through space. Traveling to Mars will be dangerous for humans, but I believe, it will hold more benefits than costs for the human race. Traveling to Mars will give the human species a greater chance of survival. Our planet could be hit by an asteroid or comet that could destroy the human race.
Space, the stars and planets found in movies, were the start of our fantasies of what is beyond our observable celestial region. Especially nowadays with high technology in the film industry, producers and directors have achieved to captivate us on a journey in space, which can be both entertaining and educational. However, most movies exaggerate and show false accusations, they only show what would be entertaining for the viewers, regardless of the untrue facts. The Movie Interstellar I first found an interest in astronomy after I watched the movie Interstellar. “A movie about a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” (Lussier, 2013) However my interest did not start up until I watched the 45 min.
The “war” they were in forced them to rush out the new technologies because both sides didn't want to give the other side an advantage. With the frantic attempts at making the new inventions it came with big mistakes the Americans lost three astronauts due to a fire cause by electrical wiring and the Soviets lost a man due to faulty parachutes on his craft. Even through the mistakes both sides pushed on till the race was “won” by the Americans and the Soviets stopped putting as much resources into a manned moon landing and into satellite research. That is when the Americans realized they have beat the Soviets in the race, when the race ended the relationship of the countries started improving and moving closer to friends and not
Formulas have been written showing that if you get into a spaceship; and fly far enough fast enough, you could swing back around the Earth and watch yourself taking off. This demonstrates that time is not a movement but a field through which you move – in this case on Spaceship Earth. You say it takes 365 “days” to make a year. Yet what is a “day”? You’ve decided – quite arbitrarily, I might add – that a “day” is the “time” it takes your Spaceship to make one complete revolution on its axis.
The united states is spending billions on war destruction and not on space innovation. America needs to stop investing on worthless conflicts that kill thousands and more on the Americas future. The distribution of wealth is so off in this country its removing the only thing able to give people something to dream about. The most powerful government agency is currently being underfunded to be doing what it needs to do and thats making dreams come
• I want you to stop for your second and look at the person sitting next to you. What you are looking at is the fine result of over 200 thousand years of evolution; the master piece of natural selection, and a perfectly adapted organism to life on earth. • But with exponential grow in technological advances, unpredictable climate change or even space exploration. Have you ever stopped for a minute and tried to imagine how Humans will look like in 1000 years? Central Idea/Preview Statement: • For the next 4 minutes I’m going to explain how nanorobots, UV radiation, selected Mutations and Space exploration are going to dramatically change the way humans are over the next millennium.