Humanity s place among the stars
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 14

Humanity’s Place Among the Stars PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 78 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Understanding the Past and Current Efforts in Human Space Exploration. Humanity’s Place Among the Stars. 20961561 IHST8801 . Alexander Johnson. Contents. Rationale and Summary Human Space Exploration: a Historical context Achievements and Outcomes

Download Presentation

Humanity’s Place Among the Stars

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Humanity s place among the stars

Understanding the Past and Current Efforts in Human Space Exploration.

Humanity’s Place Among the Stars

20961561

IHST8801

Alexander Johnson


Contents

Contents

  • Rationale and Summary

  • Human Space Exploration: a Historical context

  • Achievements and Outcomes

  • Costs and Requirements

  • Current Space Policy

  • Aims, Goals and New Directions


Rationale

Rationale:

In the beginning of the 21st Century the human race is on the verge of a new era in space exploration.

The paths we can take, where we go from here, are limited only by our goals, ambitions and personal endeavour.


Rationale1

Rationale

  • Importance.

  • Intended audience.

  • Summary.


Human space exploration a historical narrative wwii 1959

Human Space Exploration:A Historical Narrative WWII - 1959

  • World War II

    • German rocket program

    • V2 rocket

  • Post World War II/Cold War Space Race

    • Missile-based arms race post WWII.

    • Intent to launch satellites (July/August 1955)

    • Launch of Sputnik 1 – 1957.

    • Launch of Juno 1 - 1958


  • Human space exploration a historical narrative 1959 1962

    Human Space Exploration:A Historical Narrative 1959 - 1962

    • Intention shifted to putting the first human in space.

    • April 12 1961 – Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1.

    • May 5 1961 – Alan Shepard on Freedom 7.

    • May 25 1961 – Special joint session of Congress by Kennedy.

    • February 20 1962 – John Glenn on Friendship 7.

    • September 1962 - “We choose to go to the moon…” Kennedy.


    Human space exploration a historical narrative 1962 1965

    Human Space Exploration:A Historical Narrative 1962 - 1965

    • Development of the greater race by the US.

      • Project Gemini in 1962.

        • Flight schedule

        • Multiple person spacecraft

        • Ability to change orbits

        • Capability to perform EVA.

    • Many USSR firsts over this time.

      • In 1964 started concentrating on race to the moon.

      • Plans for larger spacecraft to be ready post-1965.

      • Height of Soviet space program.


    Human space exploration a historical narrative 1960 s

    Human Space Exploration:A Historical Narrative 1960’s

    Apollo Project:

    July 20, 1969

    Apollo 11 completes lunar landing

    Neil Armstong and ‘Buzz’ Aldrin walk on the surface of the moon

    Space Race is effectively won.


    Achievements and outcomes

    Achievements and Outcomes

    • Many technologies arise from any lengthy endeavour with scientific aims. The Space Race was no different.

    • Many fields have benefited from the human exploration of space


    Costs and requirements

    Costs and Requirements

    • Financial Costs

    • Human Costs

    • Environmental Costs


    Current space policy

    Current Space Policy

    • Lower Earth Orbit

    • New nations – second Space Race???

    • Use of robots

    • Human Exploration!!!


    Aims g oals and new directions

    Aims, Goals and New Directions

    • Continued missions to the ISS.

    • Development of space faring capacities of other nations.

    • Private enterprise.

    • Plans(?) for lunar landings and colonies, asteroid visits, Mars orbits and landing.


    Humanity s place among the stars

    “Dinosaurs are extinct today because they did not build space craft. Were no funds available? Did their politicians lack foresight? More likely it was because their brains were tiny. And the absence of an opposable thumb didn’t help either.”

    “Make no mistake: the path to discovery inherent in space exploration has become not a choice but a necessity, and the consequences of that choice affect the survival of absolutely everyone, including those who remain thoroughly unenlightened by the multitude of discoveries made by their own species throughout its time on Earth.”


  • Login