In 1998, Kamiyah Mobley was kidnapped right after birth from her 16 year old mother. A woman in disguise had come into the room telling her she needed to take the baby and check her temperature for a fever. When she took the baby, doctors and people in the hospital had said they haven’t seen her at all. The grandmother of Kamiyah Mobley immediately called the cops. They put out posters of the baby year after year, with a $250,000 reward if found. 18 years later, she was found. But this young South Carolina woman’s life was turned inside out Friday when the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and FBI told her that the people she knew as family weren’t, and that Gloria Bolden Williams, the woman she called Mom for the last 18 years,
The planet Mars is a red plant that is found in the Solar System in the Milky Way Galaxy one planets farther from the sun than Earth. The planet Mars has a very thin atmosphere full of primarily carbon dioxide. The surface of Mars is very dusty and rocky because of volcanoes. The geology of Mars is different from Earth in many ways including the amount of volcanoes, mountains, valleys, and internal makeup.
In 1957 the first successful being put into outer space was a chimp, named Laika. The early 1960s brought the first man and woman in space, and eventually by the end Armstrong walked on the moon. The 70s brought asteroid belt voyagers, space stations, and the golden record. The 80s and 90s delivered the Hubble Space Telescope, talk of civilizing anything but earth, and in the early 2000s came the idea of privatizing space travel. The debate is, what have we done in the last ten years? Has NASA’s endeavours been to our liking? How should we pay for this exploration, should it be taxes, the government, private endeavours? And what benefit does it give us? There are varying perspectives with varying motivations. Some see NASA space exploration as a not so pressing matter, and so a waste of time and money. Others disagree, and view NASA as an
One of the current best plans, as explained by David (2012), for asteroid mining is to find a good asteroid to mine, go out into space and grab the asteroid through spacecraft docking with the asteroid, bringing the asteroid into orbit around the moon, and then mine the asteroid there. I was planning on my sci-fi story being about the entire process of collecting an asteroid, going from finding an asteroid to grabbing it, to bringing it back the moon, and mining it in the moon’s orbit.
Mars One is a mission that has been privately funded to develop the first colony of humans on Mars by 2027. The mission is intended to explore the origins of life and our solar system. While this is an ambitious project, the Mars One Mission should not be attempted until the risks are better understood because a failed mission will result in loss of lives, time and resources. There are potentially multiple steps that could fail at any point in the mission. Even a small mistake can result in the loss of human life. It is a risky mission, possibly endangering lives and wasting billions of dollars on an endeavor has some fairly significant problems. The risk is not worth the cost - the cost of human lives, first and foremost, and funding for
The Mars One project, a mission that will attempt to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars, has become immensely popular since its announcement in December of 2013. With the mission’s growing popularity, the CEO of the project, Bas Lansdrop, has established that within twelve years, the first humans will land on the surface of the barren planet and begin colonization (“Mars One: Roadmap”.) Mars One presents our species with the capability to discover new life forms, valuable resources, and it pushes the limits of our technological potential. It is not perplexing to see why countless individuals have signed up to be a part of this historic mission, and ultimately “the next giant leap for mankind.” (Lansdrop.) Although this mission seems to be exceptionally
Recently Pluto was declassified as a planet leaving only eight planets in Earth’s solar system. There were many mixed feelings about the declassification. Many people were happy because they thought pluto should have never been considered a planet in the first place. People thought that pluto was far to small and too far away to be a planet in the first place, over shadowed by the much larger nearer planets to it. Meanwhile other people were distraught at the thought that NASA could take Pluto’s title as a planet away that easily. Growing up with being taught about Pluto as a planet and learning so much about it many people were offended that the title of planet was striped from Pluto.
We live in a universe that is about 46 billion light years old. In a world, as massive as ours there must be some form of extraterrestrial life out in the galaxy. For thousands of years ancient peoples, such as the Greeks, have wondered the same question. Are we alone? As our technology advances, things such as videos and photographs are surfacing of people claiming to see such alien life. Whether it is an unidentified flying object, or if it’s from someone claiming to see an actual alien, there are thousands of people that believe they have seen proof. Some also claim that the government is hiding things behind our backs, like the Roswell UFO incident for example. Though many people refuse to believe in the existence of alien life forms until they see evidence, the fact that multitudes of people have eye-witness accounts, the improbability that we are alone, and the idea that we have thought of aliens so long, bring forth the evidence that proves something is out there.
No one ever said that space was not meant for us to explore, who is to say that the oceans were meant for us to cross into America? Since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated with the thought of the sun and stars. From the first step on the moon at 10:56pm on July 20, 1969 the sparks of curiosity of how far NASA can go have been wondered for many years.
The Space Race was a 20th century competition between two Cold War rivals, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. This competition was held between 1955 until 1972 and enabled these two rivals to advance their ability of spaceflight and their exploration out of the Earth’s reach. The competition covered several ways in taking human life out of Earth’s orbit and to successfully bring them back home in the process. The Space Race brought about several controversial topics relating to how the USSR copied the methods conducted by the United States, how the United States retaliated against the USSR and the man landing was purposely staged or not. These factors contribute to a large extent on how the space race was won. The Space Race
Do you think animal testing is wrong why and why not? I think it is good because we'd all rather an animal die than have a human being that has a family. I also think it is necessary because most animals share human DNA with us so it's easier to test products and other things on them. According to History.com Laika, the dog was launched into outer space on November 3rd, 1957. This shows that we used an actual animal first instead of a human. +7
In July of 1958, President Eisenhower passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a response to the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik nine months earlier. That administration, now known worldwide as NASA, has become an icon of space exploration and mankind's accomplishments. Who would have thought that fifty years later, NASA's future would be so uncertain? Congress has recently proposed a bill that would significantly cut funding from the NASA's Constellation program. These budget cuts are unnecessary and are counterproductive to the original idea of the space program.
It was our first trip to Disney World, and we were visiting what I thought, was the scariest ride in the world. I thought that certain ride was scary, because ever since I was five I would always throw up on the roller coasters, or even car rides. I hated roller coasters ever since I threw up. I thought to myself, ‘This is Disney World we’re talking about, I have to go on this ride, I need this. I promised myself I would go on every single ride here. I will get over this fear.’ After that thought I looked at my dad, as he was already planning on going on this ride. The ride was called Space Mountain, I was told that people with motion sickness shouldn’t go on the ride, but that won’t stop me. I’ve also been told it is a pretty cool and fun ride, so that is another reason why I’m going on Space Mountain.
On September 6th of 1944, mankind’s aspiration to reach the stars slammed into the Earth in the form of the V2 rocket striking Paris (Britannica; Hollingham). The V2 rocket was a new sort of weapon: it combined the elegance of rocket science into the brutality of war, with it enabling Nazi Germany to claim thousands of lives. The man responsible for designing such a perversion of human ambition, Werner Von Braun, would later become indispensable to the United States’ mission to put a man on the moon. The moon project not only showed the vast capability of the US science program, but also revolutionized many fields of technology and thus bringing a new sense of pride to all mankind in human achievement. From Von Braun’s actions, a paradox arises:
Why did Columbus travel west? Why did Marco Polo head east? Because it is that pull, that unknown, that prospect of adventure that compels humans to seek new frontiers to explore.