Space Travel and Exploration

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Ask questions here about the Space Race, the Apollo missions and both human and robotic spaceflights.
HST was transported into orbit aboard Space Shuttle Discovery (mission STS-31) in April 1990. It was scheduled to be orbited earlier, but the shutdown of the Shuttle program following the Challenger accident delayed its deployment, not to mention increasing its maintenance cost because it sat on the...
Yes, the predominant units are all still metric, althoughcosmologists exploring the earliest instants after the big bangoften use units of planck time instead, but this of course is stillbased on the metric system. . +++ . The only other two units of time relevant in Astronomy andGeology are the...
On the Moon there is no atmosphere, so there is nothing to breathe.In addition we need the pressure of the air on our bodies. We alsoneed protection from the extremes of temperature found there.
The ChallengerExplosion was caused by an external tank explosion. The spaceshuttle broke apart due to gasses mixing in the external fuel tank.The shuttle exploded and the space shuttle was torn apart..
Yes. Mass and weight are different quantities. The mass of the astronaut is always the same everywhere. The weight of the astronaut is the force on it due to gravity, which depends on the mass and the strength of gravity at the point on the planet, moon or space station the astronaut is standing...
It gets constantly monitored for software errors and if one pops upit gets fixed strait away also and hard ware problems can not befixed.
Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to go into orbit,launched 4 October 1957.
Buzz Aldrin earned his Doctorate of Science in Astronautics at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and wrote his thesis onManned Orbital Rendezvous in 1963.
Buzz Aldrin earned a doctorate of science in Astronautics at MITCambridge, Mass.
That depends on what type of astronaut your talking about such aspilot: which would need a bachelors degree in engineering
Almost all of the early astronauts were military (and some civilian) test pilots.
Yes, Neil Armstrong graduated from Purdue University inAeronautical Engineering. He also completed graduate studies at theUniversity 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-FiveNew Guys," was NASA's first new group of astronauts since 1969.This class was notable for many reasons, including having the firstAfrican-American and first Asian-American astronauts. DuringWomen's History Month in March, NASA...
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.
Space missions are important because they discover stuff. They also find out stuff about things they didn't know about before. Space missions are also kind of cool in a way.
Niel Armstrong said "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
The Hubble Space Telescope is designed to see deep into space. Soit has taken many fascinating photos of the outer reaches of theuniverse, or in our own galaxy. It has accomplished taking manyphotos for scientists to study, and for us to see.
35 satellites were sent to space between 2000 and 2010
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The HST First Servicing Mission occurred over a 10 day period on board Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-61) in December, 1993 - all of us on the HST program held our breath as the Astronauts installed COSTAR, the corrective optical unit that compensated for the minor defect in the primary mirror (4...
The International Space Station is a large spacecraft in orbitaround Earth. It serves as a home where crews of astronauts andcosmonauts live. The space station is also a unique sciencelaboratory. Several nations worked together to build and use thespace station. The space station is made of parts...
It is a simple difference,geostationary satellites are placed nearthe equator and polar satellites are placed near poles.
To take core samples of the lunar surface.
a telescopes vision can be blocked by and astroid or by the won't get a clear view when all the dust blocks a lot since itis zooming a lot. the advantages are its also like a periscope witha 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 themto NASA. It is used, because there is too much light pollution in alot of places on Earth, making it hard to use a telescope, but inspace there is no light pollution (therefore, it can see thegalaxies that we can't see on Earth).
Alouette 1 Alouette 2 ISIS-I ISIS-II RADARSAT-1 SCISAT-1 RADARSAT-2 CASSIOPE Since you weren't specific I made a list
The first moon landing by Apollo 11 was on July 20, 1969. The final moon landing by Apollo 17 was on December 11, 1972. The Apollo 17 Lunar Module departed the Moon on December 15, 1972, and no human has set foot on the Moon since.
it would take about six to seven months
Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon, July20-21, 1969. Five other missions, Apollo 12 and 14 thru 17, alsomade lunar landings from 1970 to 1972.
they eat stuff like ice-cream sandwiches and peanut butter sticks. they have to keep the food in plastic bags and they have to suck all the air out to keep it from going mould and so it stays freash for longer
None. Neil Armstrong earned Eagle Scout in 1947, but the leadershipproject was not added to the requirements until 1959.
it would just float away that's why astronauts have to hold on to there food in space but it would be cool to just see your food float away
If you don't work towards it, yes, but if you work hard and payattention, then it is easier, but it will be hard.
It is very hard you have to train these this things listed belowfor 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 badhappens Getting used to space food...
Luna 9 was launched on January 31, 1966. So theLuna 9 went into space in the year 1966.
There are two different ways to answer this, so I'll give youboth: . a) The first male (gender) to land on the moon was NeilArmstrong. . b) If you are looking for a male "child" that landed on themoon, you are out of luck because not a single child has landed onthe moon as of 2014.
his challenges are he was a slave .  
Neil Armstrong was the first, Edwin Aldrin was the second. In total so far, 12 NASA astronauts have walked on the moon.
Launch dates:Mars 2(Prop-M) - 19th of May 1971 Mars 3(Prop-M) - 28th of May 1971 Sojourner - 4th of December 1996 PLUTO - 2nd of june 2003 Spirit - 10th of june 2003 Opportunity - 7th of July 2003 Curiosity - 26th of November 2011
The flight time to the Moon for the Apollo missions (1968-1972) wasabout 3 days.
Mae Jemison went on the Endeavour on September 12, 1992
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Rescuing the three astronauts of Apollo 13 was arguably the mostdifficult rescue mission in all of human history. It showed thathumankind is not willing to give up on those in need of help. For afew days, the whole world banded together in support of these threeindividuals -- even the USSR, whom the...
Because there could be weapons of mass destruction aboard it + theycan 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 near...
The pressurized sphere made of aluminum alloy had five primaryscientific objectives: Test the method of placing an artificialsatellite into Earth orbit; provide information on the density ofthe atmosphere by calculating its lifetime in orbit; test radio andoptical methods of orbital tracking;...
The Space Shuttle Program was Commissioned by NASA and built by thejoint effoerts of United Space Alliance, Thiokol/ AlliantTechsystems, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing Rockwell. The SpaceShuttle program has nothing to do with religion and spirituality.
The first space shuttle, The Enterprise, was completed on September17, 1976. On July 26, 1972, Rockwell International won a $2.6billion contract to build the space shuttle orbiter.
Curiosity because its there and to find develop and take advantage of Military and economic opportunity's.
Constellations don't actually exist, (the stars in them exist, but... with very few exceptions ... the only connection between thestars in any given constellation is that they happen to be in moreor less the same direction from Earth, though they may be at vastlydifferent distances from Earth, so...
planets and galaxies though there are thdings such as meteorites and stars. e4ach star that we are able to see bhyere onj earth are suns on the other planhets. each planet has a different sun and some contain more than 1.
Yes, they carry a finite supply of breathable oxygen in oxygen tanks that they wear on their backs during spacewalks
Ms. Ride was on two Challenger expeditions - June 18-24, 1983, and October 5-13, 1984.
Apollo 12 traveled to the moon and back to earth.
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.
Ms. Ride was a paid astronaut selected by, and paid by, NASA. By today's standards, as a highly educated physicist in the space program, she would earn about $100,000 per year as an astronaut, but I cannot say what the income level was at the time of her service in the 1980's.
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...
The Apollo 8 crew were the first to orbit the moon. They took video and pictures then returned to Earth.
Radiowave telescope & Rocket Engine
The last "manned" moon landing was Apollo 17 on December 11, 1972.
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 estimated that between 500-600 million people watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on their televisions.
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...
It can fit a school bus in its payload pay, and it has 7,000,000 pounds of thrust.. Or 81,000,000 horsepower.
Each wheel of the rover had its own independent electrical motor.
Anyone can request observation time on HST - in the past, the Hubble Director has opened up his own time for use by amateur astronomers. Competition for time is fierce though, and is generally given to academics and scientists, though "targets of viewing opportunity" are considered if it falls...
They found out what the stars are made of and they also got to see billions of light years away which was never possible.
It is so called the eye in the sky as man cansee far, far into space about 900 times compared from earth.
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..
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin - Apollo 11 Pete Conrad, Al Bean - Apollo 12 Alan Shepard, Ed Mitchell - Apollo 14 Dave Scott, Jim Irwin - Apollo 15 John Young, Charlie Duke - Apollo 16 Gene Cernan, Jack Schmitt - Apollo 17
Well, for starters, they went in the lunar morning, when it hadn't warmed up yet. Remember, a lunar day is about 14 Earth days, so morning lasts a good long time! Second, there is no air on the Moon, so the only things that get hot are physical objects like the astronauts and the lunar soil. The...
India has launched over 50 satellite's and the last known was IMS-1 .
Not in the traditional sense--there were no showers. There were the equivalent of sponge bath available. This wasbasically a wet-nap that astronauts could use to clean with.
Rainbows are caused by sunlight glinting off tiny water particles in the sky, bouncing the light back towards the observer. In other words, any time you see a rainbow directly in front of you, the Sun is directly behind you, and your shadow points at the center of the circle the rainbow is...
Apollo 18, 19, and 20's missions were cancelled because of the lack of funds so they decided to cancel those missions and save money.
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Yes, it is. In fact, scientific studies have said that by now, it's about 9 billion miles away from the sun.