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  • International Space Station The International Space Station
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    The International Space Station The International Space Station is the doorway to the future of mankind and the world as it is known. The scientific and medical discoveries that will be made on the station could create billions of dollars annually. A plan like this, arranged to benefit the whole world economy, should sound like a good idea to every person, but some believe that the ISS is too risky, too ineffective, or too costly to create. Whether or not the space station is worth the money, ti...
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket
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    Space Propulsion RESEARCH I / II LARRY PECAN FINAL REPORT 9-27-98 INTRODUCTION The following is a research project on Space Vehicle Propulsion. It shall consist of four sections, each discussing specific topics. Section One lays out the basic ideas of rocketry. Section Two compares Rocket Propulsion Systems, and shows the basis for the comparison. It also shows how each specific Rocket System works and Section Three gives a description of how Space Propulsion has evolved and contains a conclusio...
  • Russia's Space Technology
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    Communism spread dramatically during the Cold War. Russia successfully introduced communism to smaller, unstable countries. Cuba joined forces with Russia in the effort to advance communism around the world. Technology also advanced at breakneck speeds. The US and Russia raced to claim the title First Country to Enter Space. Russia won that race on April 12, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin entered space and orbited Earth. The US now needed a goal that would "better" the Russian success, and President Ken...
  • Similar To Magnetic Fields In Space
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    I feel the future of transportation lies in space travel. People can go any where in the world and can do anything but travel in space. This is do to the incredible cost of space travel. The use of massive amounts of fuel for departing and re-entering the atmosphere contributes a high percentage of the cost. If there was only a way to cut down on these costs, space travel would become a more realistic form of travel. Physics has shown how to make many dreams, including cheaper space travel, beco...
  • Space Research And Exploration
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    The purpose of this survey of sources is to examine the advantages of investing more money on NASA. It will present information gathered from different sources that support increased spending by the United States on NASA. It will also counter some of the arguments against increased spending. General Facts Many facts about NASA ='s budget are presented in a June 1998 issue of Congressional Quarterly Weekly entitled ALost in Space: NASA ='s Quest For a New Direction. @ NASA ='s budget has declined...
  • Research For Better Space Vehicles
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    Laser beams, intergalactic thrusters and space tourism, sound like a sci-fi movie? Well as weird as it may be, the above proposals and other many similar ideas that once seemed only of imagination may soon be possible. Ever since the first days of man, the human race has been baffled by the heavens above always wondering what is out there and if the moon really is made of "Swiss cheese"? Over time the human race has developed machines and other devices to help itself and to explore our boundarie...

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