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Reasons to continue space exploration
September 14, 2017

Reasons to continue space exploration

From the thermal space blanket, used today by marathon runners at the end of races, to the portable vacuum cleaners we now have in our homes, space research has bequeathed surprising and pleasing innovations that we non-astronauts use every day. 4) It inspires younger generations You could either ask a child, ‘Would you like to become an aeronautical engineer…

Deep space exploration
August 27, 2017

Deep space exploration

If you re a Star Trek fan, then that opening voiceover by William Shatner probably still gives you goose bumps: To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Enthralling as that notion may be, to most people, it probably seems like a sci-fi writer s wishful thinking. While astronauts…

Development of space exploration
August 9, 2017

Development of space exploration

Jeff Hoffman holds a strong interest in the future of space exploration and human space flight. He commented on how he views the future of human space flight and what he considers to be the most exciting developments to look forward to: “There are a lot of uncertainties now about the future of human space flight. Right now, we have the International Space Station…

Space Explorers
July 25, 2017

Space Explorers

The most wonderful, exciting, and educational thing I ve done since moving into this area 10 years agoIt really Rocks ! John B. Captain, US Navy, Retired, Grottoes. Read The John C. Wells Planetarium is excited to announce three two week-long Space Explorer summer camps for rising students in 2nd grade to 10th grade! All camps are led by Shanil Virani, Director…

Achievements and problems in space exploration
July 16, 2017

Achievements and problems in space exploration

When the satellite Sputnik orbited pulled ahead in the space race. The Cold War was on, and the United States scrambled to respond in kind. It had already developed a satellite under another national program, but it became clear that a dedicated space agency was in order. President Eisenhower and Senator Lyndon B. Johnson led the drive. It took one year from…

Space exploration of the Moon
July 1, 2017

Space exploration of the Moon

NASA is looking to explore the area of space near the moon for clues on how to travel to Mars and even farther into the solar system, the space agency announced Tuesday. A crucial part of that mission could be a new crew-tended spaceport circling the moon that could be used to test how the agency might send astronauts to other planets, NASA said. NASA is working…

Information on space exploration
May 7, 2017

Information on space exploration

NASA s space shuttle was unlike any other spacecraft built during the 30 years the program was in operation. Unlike the much smaller capsules of the Apollo era, which launched on the tips of rockets and splashed back into the ocean, the jetliner-size shuttle was designed to streak into space using powerful boosters and return to solid ground as a glider. The…

Articles on space exploration
April 10, 2017

Articles on space exploration

NASA s current mission to send an astronaut to Mars is driven by development of the Orion crew exploration vehicle. The capsule spacecraft is being designed to take humans back to the moon by 2020. In later years, by rendezvous with Mars-bound vehicles assembled in orbit, it may take the first humans to the Red Planet. These future possibilities are exciting…

Space exploration Merit Badge requirements
May 11, 2014

Space exploration Merit Badge requirements

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Space Exploration Merit Badge. Essential Info Capacity is limited and Scouts must register in advance to participate. Scouts may register for a maximum of two workshops during this weekend program. Scouts should gather at 6th St. Admissions to meet their counselor before the…

Australian space exploration
November 17, 2016

Australian space exploration

Until the twentieth century, the idea of space travel was too advanced kinds of scientists or writers with great imagination. The knowledge of space, if only you could see with the naked eye, was limited and often based more on magic or religious beliefs in reality. Since 1600, studies of Kepler, the invention of the telescope and Galileo observations changed…

Space exploration Inventions
April 23, 2014

Space exploration Inventions

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. government agency that runs the country s civilian space program, has accomplished some truly amazing feats since its inception in 1958 - from beating the Soviet Union in the race to put astronauts on the moon, to exploring the surface of Mars with unmanned robotic vehicles. So you re probably…

Privatized space exploration
March 25, 2016

Privatized space exploration

In this image provided by NASA With darkness, Earth s horizon and thin line of atmosphere forming a backdrop, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm at the International Space Station. This image provided by NASA shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it approaches the International Space Station Thursday…

Stephen Hawking space exploration
May 21, 2015

Stephen Hawking space exploration

NEW YORK — Stephen Hawking wants humanity to reach the stars. The famed cosmologist, along with a group of scientists and billionaire investor Yuri Milner, unveiled an ambitious new $100 million project today (April 12) called Breakthrough Starshot, which aims to build the prototype for a tiny, light-propelled robotic spacecraft that could visit the nearby star…

Space exploration Companies
October 24, 2016

Space exploration Companies

Bruce Weaver | AFP | Getty Images SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, June 28, 2015. It exploded minutes later. The company is also more entrepreneurial than other defense contractors, said Quilty, who has an outperform rating on Orbital. Both prior companies had affordable, agile product development,he…

Events in space exploration
October 12, 2016

Events in space exploration

Talented women and men have long worked together to accomplish the greatest human achievements. And yet, some individuals who have played critical roles in these achievements, notably women and people of color, are under-represented in the retelling of these stories. Unconscious bias and the tendency toward stereotyping often result in an inaccurate picture of…

Space exploration pros
August 19, 2015

Space exploration pros

Exploration: Is space an important frontier for human exploration/inspiration? Yes - The curiosity of humans leads us to do many things. It is probably the reason for outer space research. The evidence that has been gathered supporting interesting information has just fuelled this curiosity. Curiosity is the root to all sciences. Archaeology, biology, chemistry…

Famous space Explorers
May 9, 2015

Famous space Explorers

This portrait of Neil Armstrong was taken for the Apollo 11 space mission. When you think of explorers, the first name that might come to mind is Christopher Columbus. However, the world lost one of its greatest explorers when Neil Armstrong passed away on August 25, 2012. He was 82 years old. Instead of crossing an ocean in a large ship to explore an uncharted…

Space exploration for children
December 17, 2015

Space exploration for children

Early space activities were dominated by the United States and the Soviet Union. However, as time went by, Europe and Japan also learned how to build their own satellites and rockets. Today, countries such as China, India, South Korea, Israel and Brazil are developing their own space industries. During the last 60 years, unmanned probes have been sent towards…

Space exploration arguments
February 2, 2015

Space exploration arguments

Common arguments and rationales for space exploration The following list highlights important essays and opinion pieces arguing for planetary exploration. The budget cuts will affect America s most experienced and most promising engineers and researchers. They may have to join the legions of the unemployed. Do we really want to put someone like Bobak Ferdowksi…

History space exploration
September 9, 2015

History space exploration

The first earthling to orbit our planet was just two years old, plucked from the streets of Moscow barely more than a week before her historic launch. Her name was Laika. She was a terrier mutt and by all accounts a good dog. Her 1957 flight paved the way for space exploration back when scientists didn’t know if spaceflight was lethal for living things. Humans…

When did space exploration began
January 8, 2014

When did space exploration began

Space exploration refers to outer space travel for the purpose of scientific research and observation. Until 1958 space exploration was considered purely a military venture, but in 1958, the United States Government launched the National Aeronautics and Space Act to regulate all activities that pertain to space exploration. The Beginning of Space Exploration…

Civilian space exploration Team
February 21, 2016

Civilian space exploration Team

Civilian Space Team Claims Success With Rocket Launch By The Associated Press A team of rocketeers led by a Bloomington, Minn., man has claimed success in their goal of launching the first amateur rocket into space, sending a 21-foot rocket an estimated 70 miles above the Nevada desert. Ky Michaelson, 65, a former Hollywood stuntman, had been working since 1995…

Why should we continue to explore space?
December 8, 2015

Why should we continue to explore space?

Friday is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts. I wrote the following article a few years ago, but my feelings have not changed at all. Space calls to us, and we must answer, even when we know we will lose people along the way. We can minimize this loss, but we cannot eradicate it. If you ask any astronaut, I expect they would…

Dangers of space exploration
June 20, 2015

Dangers of space exploration

Exploration is an important survival strategy in evolution. The migration of expansive species depends on exploring their immediate or distant surroundings for new food sources or safe habitats; it can also come as a result of population pressures or environmental changes. The human species has added another reason for exploration, namely curiosity. This intellectual…

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