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Space exploration economic benefits
September 2, 2020

Space exploration economic benefits

It is a period of extraordinary discovery for space exploration. For the first time in human history, a man-made vehicle has traveled beyond the solar system into interstellar space. Thirty-six years into its mission, Voyager 1 continues to send signals and reveal crucial information regarding the nature of the universe. The Curiosity and Opportunity rovers on…

NASA space exploration Missions
August 15, 2020

NASA space exploration Missions

Arizona State University’s Psyche Mission, a journey to a metal asteroid, has been selected for flight, marking the first time the school will lead a deep-space NASA mission and the first time scientists will be able to see what is believed to be a planetary core. The mission’s spacecraft is expected to launch in 2023, arriving at the asteroid in 2030, where…

Pros to space exploration
July 19, 2020

Pros to space exploration

The United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space. — President John F. Kennedy, 1962 In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle which it must…

Space exploration in India
June 25, 2020

Space exploration in India

In 1947, on getting Independence from the British, the young nation decided to follow the democratic and secular path giving high importance to Science and Scientific Thinking. It was to the credit of the nation s early leaders that they encouraged eminent scientists and technologists to pursue the path of scientific discovery. This has now led the nation to…

Russian space exploration Timeline
June 22, 2020

Russian space exploration Timeline

In several thousand years of its recorded history, the human civilization made a remarkable journey from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge. No tyranny, dogma or natural obstacle ever succeeded in pacifying human thirst for knowledge and exploration. However one destination still remained farther and more mysterious than any other - the world…

Space exploration costs and benefits
June 19, 2020

Space exploration costs and benefits

The US manned space program went splat over 30 years ago when Apollo 17 came home and nobody ever went back to the lunar nursery again. The new space policy of the Bush administration, aimed at taking the humankind back to the Moon and on to Mars, came under fire before even being released. In their bid at the Democratic nomination for the White House, several…

Private space exploration Companies
June 16, 2020

Private space exploration Companies

The era of private spaceflight is breaking new ground with the first test launch of the new Falcon 9 rocket by the company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), which hopes to use the booster to fly its Dragon spaceship on space station trips. And with NASA s space shuttles retiring this year, SpaceX is not alone in the bid to launch cargo and astronauts into…

Space exploration disadvantages
June 10, 2020

Space exploration disadvantages

Space exploration is not cheap, and developing first-of-a-kind spacecraft is too expensive for most nations to even consider. During the Apollo program, some questioned whether money spent on sending people to the moon would be better spent on education, fighting poverty and developing new medication. The space shuttle program had a total cost of $209 billion…

Should the Government Fund space exploration
May 23, 2020

Should the Government Fund space exploration

If you google it, you won t find anything that says what we ve learned, how it helps us, or how we are paying for space exploration! Either get it on google or never use it again! It s like no one cares enough to tell us what we ve learned.. Or we haven t learned anything at all! Incentivize the Private Sector Gov t run research is not usually successful. Prime…

Space exploration Facts
May 14, 2020

Space exploration Facts

For Immediate Release Fact Sheet: A Renewed Spirit of Discovery Renewed Spirit of Discovery Today s Presidential Action Today, President Bush announced a new vision for the Nation s space exploration program. The President committed the United States to a long-term human and robotic program to explore the solar system, starting with a return to the Moon that…

Space exploration Timeline Worksheet
May 5, 2020

Space exploration Timeline Worksheet

Space Shuttle Disaster Classroom Activity Activity Summary Students research the progression of U.S. manned space exploration and learn the causes of the Challenger and Columbia shuttle accidents. Learning Objectives Students will be able to: describe how the U.S. space program missions have changed over time. explain what allowed the Challenger and Columbia…

Design space Explorer
April 29, 2020

Design space Explorer

Design Space Explorer II (DSE) is a simple and easy-to-use design optimization utility that leverages a new exploration engine. DSE II is included with the Quartus® II software v14.1 and later. DSE II explores and reports the results of your optimization focus for a design. You can target design performance, area utilization, or power dissipation improvements…

Space exploration Missions
April 20, 2020

Space exploration Missions

Is a Habitat on an isolated Mars-like site on the Mauna Loa side of the saddle area on the Big Island of Hawaii at approximately 8200 feet above sea level. HI-SEAS is unique, in addition to its setting in a distinctive analog environment, as: we select the crew to meet our research needs (in serendipitous analogs, such as Antarctic stations, crew selection criteria…

SpaceX exploration Technologies SpaceX
April 17, 2020

SpaceX exploration Technologies SpaceX

Making History SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and…

What have we gained from space exploration?
March 15, 2020

What have we gained from space exploration?

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on January 11, 2013. Enjoy! In a time when economic austerity is en vogue, we find ourselves debating what is worth spending money on and what isn’t. Programs have to justify their existence and those programs that are seen as ancillary or superfluous get the ax. Unfortunately…

Space exploration is it worth it
February 23, 2020

Space exploration is it worth it

Topics: Space Policy In the hours after Curiosity launched last month, there were more than a few people questioning the worth of spending two and a half billion dollars to launch a spacecraft to Mars. This is absolutely a fair question to ask. It s important to place the question in context, because most people in the general public think NASA gets a much larger…

Historical reasons for space exploration
February 14, 2020

Historical reasons for space exploration

VANGUARD-A HISTORY 1 BACKGROUND OF SPACE EXPLORATION PEOPLE the world over speak of the Space Age as beginning with the launching of the Russian Sputnik on 4 October 1957. Yet Americans might well set the date hack at least to July 1955 when the White House, through President Eisenhower s press secretary, announced that the United States planned to launch a…

Space exploration Tech
February 11, 2020

Space exploration Tech

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company s products include Falcon 9, a two-stage rocket; and Dragon, a free-flying spacecraft. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. was founded in 2002 and is based in Hawthorne, California with an additional office in Redmond. 1 Rocket Road Hawthorne…

Space exploration satellites
February 8, 2020

Space exploration satellites

Space exploration satellites are not really satellites at all; they are properly known as space probes. A satellite is defined as something that s orbiting something else, but space probes instead travel deep into the solar system. However, they are similar to orbiting satellites in design and function. On their journeys, space probes send back detailed pictures…

Chinese space exploration
January 6, 2020

Chinese space exploration

BEIJING — If the U.S.-Soviet space rivalry helped define the second half of the 20th century, China s drive to become a space superpower looks set to mark the first half of the 21st. In a mission dubbed Shenzhou-11, China launched two astronauts into orbit Monday from an isolated military launching pad in Inner Mongolia. Scientists from around the world traveled…

Should space exploration be Funded
December 28, 2019

Should space exploration be Funded

The United States government is in huge debt and is adding to that every year with the deficit, which has prompted many to push for a more balanced budget. This raises the question: should revenue be increased or spending reduced? It seems that the answer is a little bit of both. Surely, this has its advantages and drawbacks, and it is very important to consider…

Current space exploration
December 25, 2019

Current space exploration

The space elevator is an advanced space transportation system that someday could replace chemical rockets as humanity s primary means of reaching Earth s orbit. However, before this can occur, a number of enabling technologies will need to be developed, and a variety of economic and policy questions must be addressed. The goal of this paper is to examine the…

Space exploration today
December 7, 2019

Space exploration today

Do we have a budding “Tim Peake” in the making…? Year 5 took their

Why we should continue space exploration?
December 1, 2019

Why we should continue space exploration?

NASA may be closing in on one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time — that we are not alone in the universe. That’s because the recent discovery of active water streams on Mars by NASA’s Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter combined with the Mars Curiosity rover’s findings about the planet’s water-rich history — a more life friendly environment — means scientists…

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