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    My Day at the Kennedy Space Center Huge, looming rockets, each one paving the way to landing on the moon, and higher. Aall gathered into one place. - The Kennedy Space Center. Some of America’s greatest achievements are stored there, in perfect form. And if you can pay the price, all of these history-making rockets are unlocked to you. It was very bright out. And very hot. Even with the air conditioning in the white van, we all were still sweating. That’s because we were in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it’s a little hotter than South Dakota. But that didn’t bother me too much. Bbecause, I was super hyped to go see the space center. I was so excited, I could hardly stand still. Finally, after an eternity of hills and toll booths, we arrived. At the sign. We had a little more road to travel before we actually got to the parking lot. After extra waiting we finally parked. We hopped out of the car, and the first thing anyone would notice was the giant orange rocket tank for the space shuttle. It was so huge, that even the big palm trees couldn’t cover it up, even from a distance. But now, security. I just wanted to see…

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    Not everyone has the chance to ride the Kennedy space center simulator but my opportunity came today. No more videos, it’s going to be the actual ‘thing. We walked onto a ramp that brought us to a green screen where we obtain our picture taken, and after the ride they gave us a chance to buy the picture where they edited an orange astronaut suit on us. I continued to run up and around the twist of the ramp leaving my aunt and uncle behind me. The few people in line gathered at the top of the…

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    Apollo 13 Essay

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    On April 11th, 1970, the Apollo 13 was launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to complete a mission in space. Their mission was to land on the moon and explore a hill called Fra Mauro. They were to gather samples of the moon’s sandy dirt and 4-billion-year-old rocks. It would take a total of four days to get to their destination. It was April 13th, 1970, the three astronauts only needed one more day to get started with their mission. Everything seemed as normal as a baby crying when it’s…

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    Airapollo Fire

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    easily broken by abrasionApollo 1. The broken wires could have created an opening for the wires to spark. The choice for Teflon was obviously to reduce the danger of a fire but ultimately this could have been the ignition point. In another risky design choice, the command module used a cooling mixture that became electrically conductive and highly combustible when allowed to dryApollo 1.In addition to overall design choices, NASA included items not cleared for spaceflight on the test. These…

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    Gentle Hub Research Paper

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    The date is 11 Oct 3301 and I started my voyage from the Gentle Hub at Gunnovale to the Pleiades System. I figured that since this star system is widely known (maybe) in real life I would go there first to test the waters. I ran my pre-flight checklist, snacks...check, lemon ice tea...check...fuel scooper...check, spare space suit....check. I set four pips to engines two pips to systems, turned off shields and shield boosters and other non-essential modules and left on the good stuff. I had the…

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    tribute that had a quote from John F. Kennedy that said, “For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace.” The fountain was long and beautiful, with palm trees lined up behind. The back wall curved up from left to right and over a dozen miniature water fountains popped up from the dark grey marble. There were many individual museums of…

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    Normality In The Goat

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    Think of tradition, convention, and normality. These are parts of society that allow people to bond over commonalities and provide a basis for the culture that each person exists in. Each factor of society allows people to interact on a normal, day-to-day basis, and serves as the general foundation for civility. In Edward Albee’s The Goat, each of these integral parts of society are stretched and strained by the protagonist through certain acts deemed vile by his family and peers. The…

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    Apollo 1 Failure

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    During NASA’S heyday, Mr. Hagar moved to Florida to work at the Kennedy Space center. As a spacecraft operator, he had an important role in developing, repairing, and modifying each of the Apollo missions. Throughout his endeavors, Mr. Hagar has seen Apollo 1’s failure, helped NASA problem solve through issues,, and helped rescue the astronauts on the Apollo 13 mission. Though the highly anticipated Apollo 1 mission had been meticulously built, tested, and modified, a fatal fire caused it to be…

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    SpaceX—The Future of Space Travel In the beginning there was NASA. Now that the government is trimming their budgets, private corporations are entering the space race. The leader in the private sector is Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX). This corporation started doing business in 2002 and have come a long way in the industry with the help and direction from CEO. Elon Musk (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, 2015). What makes this company unique is that they buy…

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    Falcon 9 Airplane Failure

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    INTRODUCTION The United States (U.S.) space program began in a period of history when numerous nations were at war with each other. During this period, one of the biggest enemies of the U.S. was Germany. The Germans seemed to have rocketry just about mastered. Their V-1 and V-2 rockets, designed by Werner von Braun, rained terror across Europe. The U.S. was well aware of this and took actions to seize the German rocket technology. In late 1945 as WWII was winding down, the U.S.…

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