The Importance Of Mathematics In Space Exploration

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Did you ever dream of living in planet Mars or planet Venus? Or becoming a inhabitant of the moon or any of the stars and leave the terrestrial community? Or would you like to be called an astral inhabitant living in an astral world? (Insert a picture of the solar system) Well, this humankind’s dream of stellar navigation is hampered by the vast distances between the stars, even in our own galaxy. As the word implies, navigation is the science of getting spacecraft from place to place particularly, the method of determining position, course and distance traveled. In mathematics, space is a set of mathematical elements and especially of abstractions of all the points on a line, in a plane, or in physical space. Here, we refer to the space that is a region beyond the earth’s atmosphere or beyond the solar system. And it is interesting to note that mathematics plays an important role in space exploration. Thanks to a great mathematician, Katherine G. Johnson, 97 years old now, who had been considered the “human computer” the fact that she was in charge of the computational facility during the early space missions. (Insert picture of Katherine Johnson at NASA) Johnson is a retired NASA(National Aeronautics and Space Act) Langley mathematician whose computations influenced all efforts in space explorations when she worked at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia from 1953 to 1986. For this milestone in her career, US President Barack Obama honored
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