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Ask questions here about the Space Race, the Apollo missions and both human and robotic spaceflights.
Yes, the predominant units are all still metric, although cosmologists exploring the earliest instants after the big bang often use units of planck time instead, but this of course is still based on the metric system.
  The Challenger  Explosion was caused by an external tank explosion. The space  shuttle broke apart due to gasses mixing in the external fuel tank.  The shuttle exploded and the space shuttle was torn apart.   
It gets constantly monitored for software errors and if one pops up  it gets fixed strait away also and hard ware problems can not be  fixed.
Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to go into orbit,  launched 4 October 1957.
Buzz Aldrin earned his Doctorate of Science in Astronautics at the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and wrote his thesis on  Manned Orbital Rendezvous in 1963.
Buzz Aldrin earned a doctorate of science in Astronautics at MIT  Cambridge, Mass.
Yes, Neil Armstrong graduated from Purdue University in  Aeronautical Engineering. He also completed graduate studies at the  University of Southern California.
If you're talking about who was the first nation to ever successfully place an object in space, the Soviet Union was the first to send a satellite into orbit. The United States was the first nation to successfully place a human being on the moon.
The Astronaut Class of 1978, otherwise known as the "Thirty-Five  New Guys," was NASA's first new group of astronauts since 1969.  This class was notable for many reasons, including having the first  African-American and first Asian-American astronauts. During  Women's History Month in March,...
Electrical fault on an O2 canister caused an explosion in the oxygen tank which also damaged the second tank. This left the spacecraft virtually crippled, as the oxygen tanks were necessary for the supply of electrical power.CO2 scrubbers became saturated by change in mission profile. The Lunar...
Thick clouds, satellite malfunctions ect.
The Hubble Space Telescope is designed to see deep into space. So  it has taken many fascinating photos of the outer reaches of the  universe, or in our own galaxy. It has accomplished taking many  photos for scientists to study, and for us to see.
35 satellites were sent to space between 2000 and 2010
Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. With  a visual apparent magnitude of  −1.46, it is almost twice as bright as Canopus, the next brightest star.  The name "Sirius" is derived from the Ancient Greek: Σείριος Seirios  ("glowing" or "scorcher"). The star has the Bayer...
Little Joe II   Saturn I   Saturn IB   Saturn V
The International Space Station is a large spacecraft in orbit  around Earth. It serves as a home where crews of astronauts and  cosmonauts live. The space station is also a unique science  laboratory. Several nations worked together to build and use the  space station. The space station is made...
It is a simple difference,geostationary satellites are placed near  the equator and polar satellites are placed near poles.
a telescopes vision can be blocked by and astroid or by the clouds.  you won't get a clear view when all the dust blocks a lot since it  is zooming a lot. the advantages are its also like a periscope with  a mirror which give you a clear view of things.
October 4, 1957: the Sputnik satellite
No, it was launched by NASA
to take photographs of very distant galaxies, and show data of them  to NASA. It is used, because there is too much light pollution in a  lot of places on Earth, making it hard to use a telescope, but in  space there is no light pollution (therefore, it can see the  galaxies that we can't see on...
Alouette 1    Alouette 2    ISIS-I    ISIS-II    RADARSAT-1    SCISAT-1    RADARSAT-2    CASSIOPE   Since you weren't specific I made a list
it would take about six to seven months
Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon.
None. Neil Armstrong earned Eagle Scout in 1947, but the leadership  project was not added to the requirements until 1959.
The International Space Station (ISS) is in low Earth orbit (LEO)  that between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi) above Earth.
If you don't work towards it, yes, but if you work hard and pay  attention, then it is easier, but it will be hard.
It is very hard you have to train these this things listed below  for years:   How to float in the spacesuit   How to contact the team in earth from space   How to control the heaviness and weight of the suit   How to control the rocket and know what to do if something bad  happens  ...
Luna 9 was launched on January 31, 1966. So the  Luna 9 went into space in the year 1966.
There are two different ways to answer this, so I'll give you  both:  a) The first male (gender) to land on the moon was Neil  Armstrong.  b) If you are looking for a male "child" that landed on the  moon, you are out of luck because not a single child has landed on  the moon as of 2014. 
his challenges are he was a slave   
july,7,2003 is when they sent the 1st mars rover to mars. :)(: :)(:
Rescuing the three astronauts of Apollo 13 was arguably the most  difficult rescue mission in all of human history. It showed that  humankind is not willing to give up on those in need of help. For a  few days, the whole world banded together in support of these three  individuals -- even the...
Because there could be weapons of mass destruction aboard it + they  can use the satellites for surveillance.
now people now about space and they let sientist know about the moon,sun,and other planets
  Saturn is a gas giant, and the first bit of solid ground is almost at the core, where the air pressure is too great. In the atmosphere, the winds (which are over 150 mph average) would tear most structures apart, and above the atmosphere wouldn't be ON saturn. You could always live on moons...
The pressurized sphere made of aluminum alloy had five primary  scientific objectives: Test the method of placing an artificial  satellite into Earth orbit; provide information on the density of  the atmosphere by calculating its lifetime in orbit; test radio and  optical methods of orbital...
Constellations don't actually exist, (the stars in them exist, but  ... with very few exceptions ... the only connection between the  stars in any given constellation is that they happen to be in more  or less the same direction from Earth, though they may be at vastly  different distances from...
Yes, they carry a finite supply of breathable oxygen in oxygen tanks that they wear on their backs during spacewalks
John Glenn was on "Name That Tune" with a young contestant named Eddie Hodges. Coincidentally the date was October 4th, 1957--the day the USSR launched Sputnik.
The biggest advantage to using robot probes is that you mostly don't care if the robots come back, or are destroyed. People, we care about. The biggest disadvantage to using robots is that they cannot fix themselves, and can only do the jobs that they are pre-programmed to do. They have no...
Weight is a function of gravity. As a person moves farther away from a source of gravity, such as the earth or moon, the amount of gravitational force they experience dwindles, until it is negligible. While weight is a local property, the person's mass is constant. In other words, while the person...
Janice Aldrin (daughter), Andrew Aldrin (son), James Aldrin (son).
It is not the purpose of this site to write people's essays for them (and if it was, we would charge). However, allow me to suggest some advantages of space exploration, that you might want to write about: There are a lot of resources in space which we may be able to use on Earth; lots of sunlight...
  150 kph = 93.2056788 mph
With the developmentof the heliocentric model by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16thcentury, the sun was believed to be the centre of the Universe,with the planets (including Earth) and stars orbiting it..
Not in the traditional sense--there were no showers.   There were the equivalent of sponge bath available. This was  basically a wet-nap that astronauts could use to clean with.
Currently 3, Germany, the U.S., ans Russia
Yes, it is. In fact, scientific studies have said that by now, it's about 9 billion miles away from the sun.
After the challenger explosion it did not operate any more  missions.
Yes. But different value of gravity. It is nearly close to 0.
in the 1960's an austratia city turned lights off and on when who flew over
Mae Jemison's birthday October 17, 1956
She is a Docter and the first African American in space.
Yes. New Horizons is meant to study dwarf ice plants like Pluto  over time.
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there is no atmospheric distortion, allowing a better, unobstructed view of the cosmos.
The trip to the moon had to be taken as the President John Kennedy had set a target of landing a man on the moon and to bring him back safely , before december 311969.
Only two: solid liquid fuel
  When you say the 'Space Race' I assume that you mean the race to the moon that happened during the 1960s between the USA and the USSR (now Russia), as, nowadays there is much more co-operation between the nations who have a space programme. This 'space race' was extremely important because it...
All the capsules are locked together and are secured.
Satellites orbit in the thermosphere or exosphere where there is no  wind and drag is negligible.
Total EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) time was 2 hours, 36 minutes, 40 seconds.
You have to be going faster than the speed of light. which is not really possible for us yet... but we will get there eventually!Additional answer Sorry, but pace ships don't travel anywhere the speed of light. Their speed varies but 25,000 mph is ballpark
Cape Canaveral, Florida, launch pad 39-A aboard the Saturn V on July 16, 1969.
That's a hard number to state with any real accuracy. The first three missions took place on foot, making the walked distance slightly easier to chart, but the final three had LRV's, so while they certainly did walk quite a bit, the distance was not captured or recorded. the following distances...
rockets are not the only thing that can .take a magnet for example ,like poles repel thus pushing the object away
he wore a spacesuit, a space helmet and a oxygen tank.
First AA female in space
Depends on the mission. They could be sent to deliver supplies tothe national space station, put a satellite in orbit, or even put arover on mars. The use of launching a rocket is to get somethinginto outer-space.
Without a time limit I can go around the earth as many times as I want.   Light is able to travel around the earth in 0.002224 sec. Light can travel roughly 8.9810749 times. Id say 9 times but im a free thinker.   Light Speed: 299792458 m/s   Earth Distance: 24,859.82 miles
food intake,weightliness,proper waste disposal,extreme radiation and heat,airleness
Being in free fall is much like being underwater, in that you float freely. To move around in such an environment, you have to hold on to things, since you are not held in place by gravity.
I believe it called a V.A.B. and there are two of them.
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There is no atmosphere distortion in space looking out.
If you are asking how much it cost to develop, the final cost was around US$38,000,000 (1971 dollars). If you are asking about mass, it had a mass 463 lbm.
It was sent to orbit the moon twice and land safely.
 "Ronald Erwin McNair (October 21, 1950 - January 28, 1986) was  a physicist and NASA astronaut.  McNair died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger  on mission STS-51-L." This is from Wikipedia, and I think this is  what you need :)
He was 41 years old when he first orbited earth.
No Neil Armstrong never returned to the moon, after Apollo 11 actually he retired shortly as a astronaut.
Light can travel from Earth to Neptune in 4 hours and 2 minutes.  The light would have traveled over 2 billion miles to reach the  planet Neptune.
created so that the soviet union can beat the usa in the race to be the first country to launch a satellite into space.
Mainly, it has to: (1) Move at a sufficiently high speed. Near the Earth's surface, that would be about 7.9 kilometers per second (7900 meters per second). You can multiply the meters per second by 3.6 if you prefer it in kilometers/hour. (2) Be sufficiently far from Earth, to avoid air resistance...