Space Exploration. Michelle Moore. Chase Lenz, Laura Mangan. Is Space Exploration and Travel Worth doing with todays resources knowledge and technology. Pro: Space exploration is essential to our advancement in technology and should be a big part of our societies goals .
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Michelle Moore. Chase Lenz, Laura Mangan
Pro: Space exploration is essential to our advancement in technology and should be a big part of our societies goals.
Con: It is to costly and we should be worrying more about the problems we are having on earth.
Space exploration is the study and discovery of outer space and its celestial bodies (planets, starts, asteroids, et cetera)
Space exploration is done with probes, artificial satellites, manned missions, et cetera
October 4, 1957: First Artificial Satellite
November 5, 1957: First Animal is Put into Orbit Around the Earth
July 29th, 1958: NASA
April 12, 1961: First Human to Goes Into Space
March 18, 1965: First Spacewalk
December 21, 1968: First Manned Moon Orbit
July 20, 1969: First Manned Moon Landing
July 17, 1975: First Space “Meeting”
April 12, 1981: First Space Shuttle
February 20, 1986: Mir Space Station
April 25, 1990: Hubble Space Telescope
July 4, 1997: Pathfinder Probe Lands on Mars
March 16 1966, First docking of space vehicle with another; Emergency reentry due to control malfunction
April 23, 1967: Vladimir Komarov’sretroparachute failed to open. Resulted in death
April 11. 1970: Mission aborted because service module oxygen tank exploded. Ships crew returned safely
August 26, 1975: Failed dock with Salyut 3 due to Soyuz system failures
April 5, 1975: Salyut 4 aborted- stage one failed to separate
January 26, 1986: Exploded during takeoff
Living in space is expensive to maintain
Medical issues (muscles and circulatory system)
Illness due to lack of gravity
Possible psychological problems
Weight: 2.8 million kg, 118,000 kg (empty)
Vertical Thrust: 7.6 million lbs
Cost: $1.2 billion
Mission: Land on the moon (mission was a success)
Success/Fail ration: 11/1
Used to carry the Apollo 11 crew to the moon
Used 11 times
Developed by Werner von Braun
Gave goals for space exploration in the USA
Finish the International Space Station by 2010
Create new vehicle for space exploration by 2014
Accomplish NASA goals by 2020, under budget
Scientists plan on going on more missions to the Moon and Mars
NASA manned mission program funding was cut
Other nations (China, for example) are expanding their space programs
Privatizing the space industry
The United Nation of Outer Space Affairs
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
2003 SARS outbreak in China
Boosted the economy by 2% in the US
Could benefit other economies
In a 1970 survey, 56% of Americans thought the US spent too much on space exploration
81% are also for space exploration
Americans consistently say the US spends too much
¾ of Americans see NASA favorably
Tend to be optimistic about manned long-term colonies on Mars
63% believe that astronauts will have landed on Mars before 2050
Americans tend to like the idea of space exploration, just not paying for it.
The bible says our purpose is on Earth
We should be focusing on problems on Earth before “finding another planet to destroy”
This planet was created for us
Technology isn’t advanced enough
The space program has done nothing to help us
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