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  • Year His First Movie
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    In 1957, many important events occurred. Possibly the most important was, the launching of Sputnik 1, the first satellite sent into space, on October 4, 1957 by the country of Russia. This event left many American's shocked and surprised, that it was possible to send something into space successfully. Four months after the launch of Sputnik 1, America launches Explorer 1 the first U.S. satellite, this sparked the beginning of the space race. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops to...
  • Estes Rocket Engines
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    Lab Reflection and Analysis A. Background Rockets date back to the early 1200, where they were used in China. Warlords would experiment with gunpowder and arrows. The first rockets were actually made by they Chinese, they were 12 arrows placed in a funnel like basket and the end was lit. This primitive invention was named Rocket Propelled Fire arrows (David Harding, 1980). Although the real rocketry started in about 1250 and 100 years later RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) were introduced to the...
  • First Space Traveler Form Earth
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    Space Exploration Space Exploration is the quest to use space travel to discover the nature of the universe beyond earth. Today's Space Exploration started in 1957 with the launch of the first artificial satellite, but since ancient times people have dreamed of leaving their home planet and exploring other worlds. Every era through out history has had a belief as to what the "heavens" are made form. The Greeks believed that the stars and space were made of a material called "Qui tenses", and oth...
  • Nasa's Shortcomings With The Challenger Space Shuttle
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    On January 26, 1986, one of the greatest disasters of our time occurred. The shuttle, Challenger, blew up in front of a live audience. The space launch was being broadcast ed across the United States live from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This launch was one of the most publicized launches due to the first civilian going into space and also that the launch had been delayed six times before. The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission detailed that the launch took place on January 28, 1986 at Ke...
  • Space Programs From Other Nations
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    We have always dreamed about reaching the heavens. From ancient civilizations to the modern day world, our obsession of going into space has grown from studying the stars to actual exploration of space. We have come a long way since primitive charts of constellations. From telescopes to satellites, we as a population have progressed greatly in the world of technology. In a mere forty years, we have had more technological advances than the Industrial Revolution. The Space Race has affected our ev...
  • 2 Seconds The Space Shuttle Challenger
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    January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger the 25th space shuttle mission, was set to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at, 11: 38 am. Originally the launch was scheduled for January 22, at 3: 43 pm but had been set back several times due to bad weather. Hopes ran high the anticipation for the lift off was tremendous. This was to be one of the greatest missions ever. It would be a first for many things. The most publicized was that it would be the first time a schoolteacher wa...
  • Launch Of A Space Shuttle
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    (2) Space exploration is our human response to curiosity about the earth, the moon, the planets, the sun and other stars, and the galaxies. Manned and unmanned space vehicles venture far beyond the boundaries of the earth to collect valuable information about the universe. Human beings have visited the moon and have lived in space stations for long periods. Space exploration helps us see the earth in its true relation with the rest of the universe. Such exploration could reveal how the sun, the ...
  • Space Shuttle Challenger
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    The Challenger Explosion Even some sixteen years later I still remember the day and what I was doing when I heard that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded. I was five years old in 1986, attending elementary school and being a normal five year old. On Tuesday January 28, 1986 I was home sick from school being babysat by my grandmother because my parents were at work. I knew that day was important because we had talked about the space launch in school and planned on watching it that day. The...
  • Apollo 1 And The Challenger Disasters
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    Apollo 4 Introduction This paper is going to compare the Apollo 1 and the Challenger disasters. Both space programs were unfortunate disasters, caused by a series of oversights and misjudgments. How did this lost of life occur in such a high tech environment? Apollo 4 On January 27, 1967, the three astronauts of the Apollo 4, were doing a test countdown on the launch pad. Gus Grissom was in charge. His crew were Edward H. White, the first American to walk in space, and Roger B. Chaffee, a naval ...
  • Article On The Four Major Space Crafts
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    CURRENT EVENT My current event article comes from the Internet. It is an article on the four major space crafts launched in the seventies. The Pioneer 10 and 11, and Voyager 1 and 2 are the ships located in space. This article came from web It talks about the space crafts and how they are further in space than any other satellite we have ever launched. Out of the four space crafts three of them are still operational and in contact with the Earth. The three functioning crafts have reached beyond ...
  • Space Shuttle Challenger And Its Crew
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    It was a cold, crisp, and damp morning on the Florida Space Coast as the space shuttle Challenger raced through the sky at speeds approaching mach 2 at an altitude of 104,000 feet when something went perilously wrong. All of America watched, including the family members of the seven doomed crew members, as Challenger exploded into an expansive ball of fire, smoke and steam. An "Oh... no!" came as the crews final utterance from the shuttle as the orbiter broke-up. As the reality of what she was s...
  • Launch Of Sputnik 1 On October 4
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    The tension that existed between the U.S. and Russia during the years after WWII was not only a time that both countries patiently tried to keep the world from another war, but was also a time of great rivalry in the exploration of space. As both counties diligently experimented with plans for creating a way to get into the vastness of space, spies on both sides were already in place to steal those ideas. And so the space race began. Both countries wanted to be the first to succeed so millions w...
  • Office Of Space Flight
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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA The era of space exploration began in 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik, into Earth orbit October 4, 1957. The Soviet also were the first to launch a manned spacecraft when Yuri Ga garni, made one orbit around the Earth in 1961. Americans were electrified by the news. A year later the Soviets issued an ultimatum that the Western Allies evacuate Berlin. Next came a proposal that Berlin become a free city. Th...
  • Manned Space Ship Into The Earth Orbit
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    On 15 October 2003 China launched from the Gobi Desert, China a manned rocket intended for earth orbit. The astronaut an Air Force Lt. Col. Yang Lwei shot across the Azure Nrothwest China sky in the spacecraft named the Shen zhou V translation "divined vessel" at exactly 9 a.m. and reached the earth's orbit 10 minutes later, they began circling he planet every 90 minutes, and completed 14 orbits which toke approximately 21 hours before executing reentry according to the offical Zin hua News Agen...
  • Launch Of Sputnik 1 Scientific Progress
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    The launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik on October 4th, 1957 had a profound influence on both American and Russian culture, ranging from the inception of the space race to the mass hysteria the ensued in America afterwards. Sputnik was the product of massive amounts of money and research poured into a missile and satellite program by both the American and Soviet governments. Even though The soviet union might have been the first country to put a satellite into space, this does not necessaril...
  • Marshal Project
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    the History of the Hubble In the year of 1958 Nasa was Born. 1962 recomendations made by National academy of science to construct large telescope as long range goal. 1972 two small satellites launched spawned interest for funding larger project. 1973 team of nasa scientists start work designing. Marshal space flight center in Huntsville Alabama was scheduled for design development and construction. Goddard Space flight center in Beltsville md chosen to construct vital instruments and the ground ...
  • Powerful Rockets And Interplanetary Space Travel
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    Rocketry and Space Exploration Rocketry systems have greatly evolved over the past 2000 years which has lead to the development and acceleration of space exploration. The field of scientific research has led to the exposure of many intelligent and talented individuals. One of the major contributors to the research and development in rocketry systems is a scientist named Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. The earliest solid rocket fuel was in the form of gunpowder in the 3rd century B.C. The reaction princi...
  • Three Dedicated Astronauts To The Moon
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    When you were a kid did you dream of being an astronaut? Did you what to go to the moon? Like many people this dream was a goal in this research paper I will prove that this dream became a reality to be the best at ones goals and see them through. President Kennedy showed us all he was a hero by getting America to support the American space program, and get three heroes on the moon. On October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite and caught America and the whole world...
  • First's In The Space Race
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    Since the beginning of it's formation, the United States of America has set out to become a dominant force in our world. No matter the price, or lives it costs, the U.S. has walked a path that has lead to ultimate victory or ultimate failure. In the instance of the Space Race, the United States fought a bloodless battle that they knew they could not afford to lose. Defeat meant utter annihilation by nuclear missiles, while victory meant a triumph over the dark communistic powers. So the United S...

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