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    I have tried to think of the beginning of spaceflight as a metaphor for brothers. The siblings argued over whose idea it was first. Two of the boys, Russia and the United States, decided that they would have a race to see who could get there first. Just like any challenge, the winner would get bragging rights for the rest of their life. After Russia got into orbit around the Earth first and technically won, the US decided that they should go again to see who could get farther, because getting into orbit was just an elementary achievement. After the United States were the first to land on the moon, there was a full blown space war going on, with an everlasting list of firsts being achieved by either: the first woman, the first spacewalk,…

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    Spaceflight Osteopenia (Bone Atrophy) Spaceflight osteopenia refers to the reduction in bone density that occurs during space travel. The depletion of bone mass experienced by astronauts could weaken the bones and is a consequential side effect of extended spaceflight. This could present critical problems when the astronauts return to a weight-bearing environment such as the Earth. Researchers speculate the number one cause of bone atrophy in space is weightlessness, where both the astronauts…

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    to the Spacecraft Controls Branch where she calculated the flight trajectory. This was very important because this then lead Alan Shepard the first American to the moon. This launched in 1957 of the Soviet Satellite Sputnik changed history and Katherine’s life. She provided some of the math done in the document Notes on Space Technology, a compendium of a series of 1958 lectures given by engineers in the Flight Research Division and the Pilotless Aircraft Research Division (PARD). This became…

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    A space probe is an unmanned spacecraft designed to explore space and gather scientific information. A probe can be operated far away from earth and it may orbit or land on a planet. Most probes transmit data from space by radio. There are many probes out there because all are designed to study different environments. Unmanned probes are much better because they are not very expensive like manned spacecraft. Manned spaceflight is very expensive and dangerous. Humans require oxygen, food supplies…

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    Should Money be spent on Space Exploration? It would be advisable that more money should be invested into NASA for space exploration purposes. The reason why this would be a good idea is because with NASA focusing on Space exploration they would have to find ways to make stronger and faster rockets and more filling meals for long space flights. In this essay, I will examine what NASA has done for humanity as well as what their primary goal is, additionally I will examine why NASA should get more…

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    National defense will always be a priority to the national space program. With critical systems like secure communications, early warning, surveillance, intelligence, reconnaissance, positioning satellites requirements never going away as long as there is a threat to the way we live. Space is the ultimate high ground and the U.S. must maintain its dominance in this domain to stay on top. These systems need to be responsive while at the same time reliable and sustainable. There is however,…

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    Space Junk Research Paper

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    Have you ever wondered if there was debris in space just like there is on earth? The answer is yes, debris in space causes many problems just like it does on earth. Even though debris on earth causes many problems, sometimes if you think about what space debris causes it can be worse. Are you thinking about why and how there is debris in space? First, astronauts sometimes will drop something out into space. In the text,”Space Junk” it says,”On March 11, 2001, astronaut James Voss had dropped…

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    Hanna and her fiancé lose contact with earth controlling station. Shannon decided to be an astronaut for NASA to find her sister. After a long-time exploration, Shannon found her sister’s spacecraft in Jupiter’s orbit. Her sister was alive, but she was in severe health condition. As we all know, the human body is fragile and is not designed to endure the hostile space environment. In the future, more space missions will be put on the agenda, and thus astronauts will spend more time in…

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    Exploration of the Space “Space, the final frontier” is a popular phrase from the television show Star Trek. However, even though this show is fictional, the idea of space exploration is truly real. It may be interpreted in different ways, such as, a need for human exploration or the next destination for human expansion. For centuries, the stars have mystified people all around the world, and it was not until recently that exploration began. Within the last one hundred years, man not only…

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    Preparing for take-off… 3, 2, 1… Blast off. When traveling to unknown land, we go into wherever that place is open-minded. We take on the adventure not knowing the next move you will take or what is simply out there that thrills us of excitement. Going to space has deeply affected not only our society and our life, but also our personal state of mind. The Taking the chances to that unknown land can turn out to be a very beneficial outcome to life. With taking those chances of exploring the…

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