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  • Few Other Past Space Probes
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    Deep Space Probes 1 Have you ever considered life on other planets, or maybe galaxies that we have never heard of? Thanks to space probes these dreams may become a reality sooner than u think. In the past years there have been many space probes launched and even more discoveries made by them. These probes are helping people to better understand our solar system and everything it. They are also helping to make many new discoveries. What exactly is a space probe? A space probe is an unmanned space...
  • Space Odyssey As A New Myth
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    2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey Myths are created for the purpose of conveying a message with an interesting medium with which to do so. Many cultures use myths to teach their young about the past. Through time, however, these myths become impractical due to discovery. This is when a new myth must be introduced to take the place of the obsolete one. Stanley Kubrick shaped 2001: A Space Odyssey as a new myth to crack the archaic view of space, by using a hero, a dilemma, and a new revelation to fuel...
  • First Time In His Orbital Mission
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    Space Flight On May 25, 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most memorable State of the Union addresses in the history of the United States. I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the earth (web President John F. Kennedy's Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs). With those words, Kennedy launched a new era of space exploration in the United States. Althoug...
  • Apollo 13 Mission
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    Apollo 13 Questions 1. I'd first have to say that the head of mission control on the ground was definitely important in the salvaging of Apollo 13. He was faced with problem after problem yet he kept a somewhat level head through all of it and managed the engineers and other people involved back at Houston very well. Jim Lovell's piloting skills played a roll in the crew's survival as well. When he had to set the ship's course for Earth manually it took a great deal of skill and patience and he ...
  • Significant Parts In Space Exploration History
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    Space exploration is a big part of American history and has been shrouded with controversy for years and years. Space exploration is defined as the investigation of physical conditions in space and on stars, planets, and their moons through the use of artificial satellites, space probes, and spacecraft with human crews (Whitehouse). From the space race with Russia to unmanned lunar probes, space exploration inspires and enlightens every person that comes in contact with it. One example of an ins...
  • Gemini 8 And The Apollo 11 Missions
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    Neil ArmstrongBackgroundNeil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in the year 1930. His services as a pilot were called upon during the Korean War. Shortly after graduating from Purdue University in 1955, Armstrong joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, then known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. At the time the functions of the N.A.C. were to plan, direct, and conduct all United States aeronautical and space activities, except for those that were primaril...
  • Hours In Space
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    A hydrogen fuel leak, which could have caused an engine shutdown, costly delays on the launching pad, and a year of technical difficulties didnt stop the successful launch of the $1.5 billion Chandra X-Ray Observatory on the Space Shuttle Columbia. Nor did it stop Eileen Collins, 42, from becoming NASAs first female commander ever after 95 missions. Collins, who has logged over 5,000 hours of airtime in thirty types of aircraft and 537 of those hours in space, served as pilot in her last two mis...
  • Space Stations The Astronauts Work
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    My report is on the human body in space. There are many things that come into planning a space launch. For example, the astronauts that venture into space are affected by the complete lack of gravity. Now to me and you this seems like fun but to the people who spend large amounts of time in space or even the people who easily become motion sick, this is a terrible way to live for weeks at a time. You see when you turn off gravity completely your mind cannot determine which way is down. If your m...
  • First Space Shuttle Mission
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    The Space Shuttle The shuttle, a manned, multipurpose, orbital-launch space plane, was designed to carry payloads of up to about 30,000 kg (65,000 lb) and up to seven crew members and passengers. The upper part of the spacecraft, the orbiter stage, had a theoretical lifetime of perhaps 100 missions, and the winged orbiter could landings on returning to earth. Because of the shuttle's designed flexibility and its planned use for satellite deployment and the rescue and repair of previously orbited...
  • Six Moon Landing Missions
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    Project Mercury was the United States' first attempt to send humans into space. It began in 1958. The project had three main objectives: to orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth, to see how well humans fared in space, and to recover both the spacecraft and its crew safely. Project Mercury made six manned flights from 1961 to 1963. After the Soviet Union launched 'Sputnik,' the first artificial satellite, the United States decided to start a space program because they didn't want to be beaten by...
  • Space Program And The Apollo 13 Missio
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    Ron Howard's re-creation of the happenings aboard NASA's Apollo 13 flight combined some of the biggest talent in Hollywood to produce a masterful film. Apollo 13 takes us back in time, to the late 1960's and early 70's, when America's NASA space program was thriving and the world stood aside to see who would reach the moon first. The impacts of space program are still evident to this day. It is even said that by beating the Russians to the moon, we established ourselves are the top power in the ...
  • Work On The Mir Space Station
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    Docking With Mir Last year something amazing took place, but it wasn't in a laboratory. Itwasn't under the ocean, and it wasn't on the land. It was in space. The docking of the United States's Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Russian Space Station Mir was an important step towards international cooperation in space. This is not the first time the U.S. has been in contact with Russia in space matters. In 1965, an American Apollo capsule and a Russian Soyuz module were locked in orbital tango 245 mi...
  • Lovell's First Time In Space
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    James A. Lovell, captain in the United States Navy was born on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents are James Arthur Senior and Blanch Lovell. You may have heard of James Lovell through the popular movie recently made named "Apollo 13". Well, there is more to learn about Lovell than a movie about his dramatic journey back to Earth in 1970. Believe it or not he did do quite a bit more in his life that many people do not know about. Hopefully through reading this report you will learn ma...
  • Thursday's Activities
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    The STS-108 crewmember's -- Commander Dom Gori e, Pilot Mark Kelley, Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Dan Tani, and Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson -- will share their mission experiences aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour with JSC employees, contractors, friends, family members and public guests. This event is scheduled for 6: 30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the Iwerks Theater at Space Center Houston and will include slides and a video presentation. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Seating is limite...
  • Nasa Space Program
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    Today the United States is held as one of the super powers of the world, boasting its wealth and armed power. Among its greatest achievements is the NASA Space Program. NASA is currently the leading Space program, setting new standards by conducting experiments in space, exploring new parts of the solar system, and most of all, putting a man on the moon. All of the achievements of the space program are due to people who had the foresight to see beyond the big picture. Earth is the cradle of mank...
  • Houston Space Shuttle
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    Names of the crew members Commander Rick Hudson Pilot William Mccool Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla Mission Specialist Mike Anderson Mission Specialist David Brown Mission Specialist Laurel Clark Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon Space Shuttle Launch was on Jan 16 Jan 23 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A trio of new records were burned into the history books this week during shuttle Columbia's marathon research mission, officials said Thursday. Setting fires within an enclosed chamber inside the Space ha...
  • Space Mission
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    @ @A Norwegian cafe owner is offering a new coffee drink - a latte that comes with horse milk. @ @Project chief K arianne Groev has dubbed the drink at the cafe in Valdes a "hoppe (mare) latte". Ber it Bergset developed the Stryn horse milk as a product, and is pleased to have found a trendy new outlet. @ @Aftenposten reports Bergset told Norwegian Broadcasting: "I think it is great. We primarily sell the milk as a health product, but if someone has, for example, an allergy to cow's milk they ca...
  • Rockets And Spacecrafts
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    Whenever I heard of! yen rocket! |, the first thing came into my mind is the air rocket that we made during secondary schools. Nevertheless, thanks to the national hero, Yang Lwei, China's first man in space, we get more informed of how the rockets and spacecrafts are made. This is also the reason which drives me watch this sky show, ! yen Legends of Manned Spaceflights! |, I would like to know more about how humans made it through, from the earth to the sky. Yang: I am proud of my motherland, i...
  • Pieces Of Shuttle
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    The Columbia space craft lifted off on January 16, 2003 going on a 16 day science mission. There were seven astronauts onboard for the journey, including Israel's first man in space. Then the unexpected happened. About 15 minutes before the Columbia would land in Cape Canaveral, Florida, the shuttle went to pieces. All seven of the astronauts were lost. The Columbia was going Mach 18, or 18 times the speed of sound, at an altitude of over 200,000 feet when contact was lost. The cause is currentl...
  • Mission Into Space
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    Ever read a book that went fast with little plot? That's what kind of book 2061: odyssey three is by Arthur C. Clarke. This book is the third book in Clarke's space odyssey trilogy. 2061 is easy to read and moves alone at a constant pace. Its simple plot line doesn't confuse a person when the story line jumps around during the beginning. Clarke revisits the famous future he has created in his first two space odyssey books. A future so futuristic, so creative, that it can be imagined in all space...

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