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    Ever since 624 B.C., humans have always dreamed of space and all of its wonders. Thales was a Greek philosopher that theorized that the Earth was just disk floating in a dark ocean. Today humans are calling this dark ocean the universe. Ever since this discovery there are now astronomers, astrophysicist, and astronauts working towards mankind’s greatest achievement: The International Space Station (ISS). IT began as just an idea in the Industrial Revolution later being grown to a huge project. The ISS is not just a space station but the future for humanity: earth is being depleted of its resources and mankind is going to need to move to another planet. That is where the ISS comes and solves the problem astronauts and cosmonauts are in the ISS…

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    training. It was not Mr. Sagan’s description of our little planet which ignited my interest in space and space travel. Rather, the insistence of those close to me that the feat of witnessing the Pale Blue dot was impossible for me. Yet here I floated, on what many call the greatest coordination of countries effort, knowledge and resources, and what others deem a waste of federal tax money; the International Space Station. Now that I was safely aboard, I had to take a moment to be thankful no…

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    time 47 years ago. Now, NASA and other private companies could build and international colony up there within the next decade. Two of the main issues concerning space travel is the cost of sending food and the physical and mental condition of the astronauts. If scientists predict that we will have colonies on the moon and Mars they need to figure out a feasible way to feed the astronauts. Good morning/afternoon/evening, my name is Claudia Van Dyke and I represent the Blacksburg FFA Chapter.…

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    Officinalis In Plants

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    when executing long distant space travel in the near future, but first, we need to understand how plants grow in such extreme environments. Plant growth in space has been a very stimulating debate for many scientists for generations. Plants have the ability to develop morphological, anatomical, physiological and biochemical alterations in order to adapt to factors such as light intensity. Salvia officinalis can accurately regulate its metabolism toward solar radiation conditions and it can adapt…

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    Chemistry is in everyday life, including space travel. One might ask what is involved with space travel? A lot of times fuel for the rockets come to mind, but there is also the making of the rocket itself and how they breathe all the way up into space. A method they use for breathing in space is electrolysis. Other factors are the diet, the removal of waste, and the impact of space. In spacecraft fuel the two main categories are liquid and solid rockets, which have different combinations and…

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    A Haunting in the Empty Corridor Long, long in the future, on the International Space Station there lived an astronomical physicist named Astatine. Her days consisted of calculations, food, and zero gravity. One day as she was observing the stars, she saw one moving rapidly towards her. She roughly calculated its speed at ten times the speed of light. “What could it be?” she thought. At its distance and speed, it would reach the ISS in about ten minutes. She hit the giant red button next…

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    Seven Thieves Book Report

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    uninhabitable. After a few more days, the calculations give yield alarming information: the “Hard Rain” will last a few thousand years. Confronted with human extinction, the entirety of the world starts planning for the survival of the human race. Most countries send small spacecraft to create a swarm, dubbed the Cloud Ark, around the larger International Space Station, which undergoes its own renovations concurrently. These spacecraft stay in the general vicinity of the ISS, using the now…

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    Edward M. Goolish

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    Edward M. Goolish is an astrobiologist and the Deputy Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, which is a position that he has held for many years ever since 2006. He has served N.A.I. (NASA Astrobiology Institute) or about six years, and he has been the Assistant director for research from February 1, 2013 to August 11, 2014. In 1994, Goolish came to Ames Research Center to conduct research on how the small forces within space can change aquatic organisms, vertebrates and behaviors. He…

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    Overpopulation

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    Pollution and emission rates are at an all time high and disease outbreaks are nearly unstoppable. Some countries such as China are so overpopulated that there are birth laws in place to encourage a lower population count. With too much demand and not enough supply, there are more than 700 million undernourished people in the world ("Worldometers - Real Time World Statistics." Para 5). With all these problems going on in the world, the major problem that allows for them all to occur still…

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    Colonies on Other Planets Isaiah Dokus 1/12/2017 The Earth is deteriorating, and growing faster by the day. We are using up our natural resources faster than I can type this sentence. Eventually, we may need to move. Not to another oil drilling site, but to a completely different planet. Our knowledge of space travel and other technologies is quickly progressing. So we may have a chance on a new world. Other “habitable” planets have been found. The two most discussed are called KOI 326.01…

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