Space Shuttle Discovery

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  • Hubble Telescope Essay

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    Space the final frontier. There is an enticing about space- a gravitational pull toward its airless environment. Telescopes, the one that changed how we view our place in the galaxy. The thing that changed the science of astronomy. They allowed us to view things that were previously invisible to the human eye. With telescopes, scientists could look beyond from our little green and blue planet. From the earliest telescopes, such as Galileo’s age to the Hubble telescope used today, they have allowed

  • How To Raise The Space Shuttle

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    could carry supplies to the space station and do other tasks that would be easier with a reusable spacecraft. The Space Shuttle lifted off into space for the first time on April 12, 1981, and for the last time on July 8, 2011. It would glide to a landing on a runway facing horizontally and be launched with a rocket attached to get it up into space. Five Space Shuttles were built. They were called Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Columbia, and Endeavour. These shuttles were used to fly cargo and

  • How To Return NASA

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    Discovery, or the “return to flight,” was going to return NASA to the business of human spaceflight. Two years after the loss of the seven crew members of Columbia, NASA officials were confident that all necessary modifications had been corrected within the shuttle’s external fuel tank design and upgrading its flight hardware. NASA also placed cameras, visual tracking, and inspection equipment in order to record footage of the space shuttle as it lifted off into space. The crew members of Discovery

  • International Space Shuttle Essay

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    potentially damaging it on its way into space. When Columbia was attempting to reenter, abnormal readings from the left wing appeared. They could not get a temperature gauge on the left wing, and shortly after the temperature disappeared so did the tire pressure readings. It was discovered later on that a hole formed from the foam strike upon entry into space, so when the Columbia was later trying to return, the hole allowed atmospheric gases to seep into the shuttle. These gases essentially overheated

  • The Pros And Cons Of Evaluating NASA

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    our world. Many criteria that can be used to evaluate NASA, and these criteria are past tragedies, past successes, theories for travel, type of transportation, funding, popularity, reputation, long term impact, short term impact, and scientific discoveries. NASA has had three major past tragedies that still linger over the program today. The first major tragedy for NASA came at a fragile time. During the start of the Apollo program three astronauts who were scheduled to be sent into orbit

  • The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Has A

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has a difficult task. It must convince U.S. taxpayers that space science is worth $16.25 billion a year. To achieve this goal, the agency conducts an extensive public-relations effort that is similar to the marketing campaigns of America 's biggest corporations. NASA has learned a valuable lesson about marketing in the 21st century: to promote its programs, it must provide entertaining visuals and stories with compelling human characters. For this

  • The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

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    “Space, the final frontier (Wise, Star Trek)” The goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before” (Star Trek). Since the moon landing in 1968, the federal government has consistently decreased funding for space exploration, with the exception of a small increase in the 1980’s to accommodate the shuttle program. If NASA was shut down entirely the last 60 years will have

  • Latino People In Space

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    Latinos in Space In 1959, NASA selected the first seven people to become U.S. astronauts. Including those original seven men, only 338 people have had the honor of being selected. However, it wasn’t until 1986 that the first Latino was sent into the great unknown, and another seven years before the first Latina began logging hours in space. Born in San José, Costa Rica in 1950, Franklin Chang Díaz spent his childhood days in a cardboard box with his friends, going through the rituals of a rocket

  • Space Program Downfall

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    America has tossed its cap over the wall of space. -John F. Kennedy Introduction On February 1st, 2003 seven Americans lost their lives while returning to earth after finishing a mission for mankind. These Americans were aboard the space shuttle Challenger that broke apart during reentry into the earth’s atmosphere and was completely destroyed. After an extensive investigation the cause of the accident was determined to be the result of a hole that was punctured into the leading edge

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By President Reagan

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    President Reagan read his speech in public with so much care for the people and their families. Some examples that shows that he cares is that in the first paragraph he says “We know we share this pain with all of the people of our country”. This part of speech says a lot because he is referring to that the deaths of the astronauts has not been hard on the families but also on the country. President Reagan wants the audience and the crowd watching to feel the pain and also the astronauts were brave