Apollo program

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  • Minor Characters In Interstellar And Ender's Game

    The 2014 Oscar winning film Interstellar- directed by Christopher Nolan- shadows the protagonist Joseph Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) an ex-NASA pilot and engineer. The storyline begins in an apocalyptic America were the environment can no longer sustain human life. Out of chance Cooper and his daughter Murphy (Jessica Chastain) find the remains of NASA and discover just how little time humanity has. To save his children Cooper agrees to join the crew of the Endurance, tasked to locate a…

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  • NASA Moon Landing Analysis

    The video also relied heavily on the French mockumentary of the Apollo moon landings called The Dark Side of the Moon. The film begins its claim with there being a skeleton crew of two actors and two technicians working in Stanley Kubrik’s set to film the moon landing. These four men where supposedly CIA agents who were…

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  • Apollo 13: The Third Mission To Landing On The Moon

    Apollo 13, also known as (AS-508), was suppose to be the third mission to land on the moon. The crew on the spacecraft consisted of Fred W. Haise, Jr., lunar Module Pilot, John J. Swigert, Jr., command module pilot, and James A. Lovell, Jr., commander. Launched at 2:13 p.m. on April 11, 1970 from the launched from complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The Apollo 13 mission was planned to launched and land on the moon and return back to Earth. Unfortunately, after about 56 hours into their…

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  • Dark And Dark Imagery In Shakespeare's King Lear

    In this unit we focused on the story of King Lear, one of Shakespeare 's many plays. King Lear is based on a real story that was written in the year 1135 from a book called History of the King of Britain. King Lear was based on a Celtic legend. The name Lear in Celtic means the Celtic God of the sea. He is similar to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. They both have the same characteristics such as moody and tempestuous. In this play, Shakespeare uses different types of imagery. According to…

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  • Divine Intervention In Iliad

    interventions of Jove, Apollo and the rest of the gods, can be explained by using human behavior, good vs evil, sense of right and wrong, and other human traits. The story is focused around the Achilles’ behavior and how his actions or lack thereof determine the activities conducted by his comrades the Achaeans, the Trojans, the gods and the outcome of the war. In the introduction, Book I, Homer sets the stage in the middle of the War and first introduces the intervention of Apollo. Homer…

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  • Similarities Between Homer And Hesiod

    into them (36). What Polyphemus did is wrong, and Odysseus and his men did what is right, to correct the situation. Book one of the Iliad details Apollo’s priest coming to buy back his daughter from Agamemnon, but the king refuses, and consequently Apollo sets a plague on the Greeks until the priest’s daughter is returned (2-14). The Iliad and the Odyssey both contain wrongs done that are righted, and Hesiod outlines what happens when right and wrongs are done. Hesiod says that evil falls upon…

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  • Iliad And Odyssey Similarities

    The Iliad and The Odyssey The Iliad and The Odyssey are both texts written by the world famous Homer. These two text are quite popular in not only western literature but also is numerous classrooms around the world. These two texts provide different tools that are included in them to help teach many concerns and methods. Some believe that The Odyssey is the sequel to The Iliad mainly because it has some of the same characters and was written after. These two stories share common themes such as…

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  • Importance Of Xenia In The Iliad

    In ancient times, an essential part of Greek pedagogy was the oral dissemination of epic poems that were widely known and revered by all. One of the most prominent poems is Homer’s epic, The Iliad, which successfully embodies the Greek culture and paints a picture of their idealized world. While it tells the story of the final days of the Trojan War, it also reveals fundamental Greek values concerning relationships, specifically between hosts and guests. The concept of hospitality is defined by…

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  • On The Iliad Analysis

    The Iliad; “the first great book about the suffering and loss of war”, stated by Rachel Bespaloff in On the Iliad. “Its subject is war; its characters are men in battle and women whose fate depends on the outcome.” One may ask why does Homer writes about this and why it is so gruesome like. It’s to catch the human eye, with in-depth descriptions and brutality which is nearly a copy of what everyday life on this planet is today. There’s always murder, battles, and war occurring for food,…

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  • Theme Of Favors In The Iliad

    edge when they were winning the war. The practice of asking for favors was a widespread tactic used with great avail. Three instrumental occasions in which a favor is asked in The Iliad are between, Chryses and Apollo, Thetis and Zeus, and Thetis and Hephaestus. Chryses was the priest of Apollo residing the town of Chryse. His town was raided and pillaged by the Greek soldiers on their way to Troy. Subsequent to the incursion his daughter, Chryseis, was taken as loot by the Greeks’ commander…

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