• Space Exoploration
    Fact Set • China recently became the third nation to launch humans into space. • The United States space program grounded its space exploration after the 2003 Columbia crash. As of late 2004, the program was still not operational. Arguments in support of the US increasing space explorati
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  • Space Exploration
    Context The space programmes of both the USA and the USSR became perhaps the most important prestige projects of the Cold War. From the launch of Sputnik - the first artificial satellite - in 1957, through to the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961, the first moon landing in 1969, and
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  • Columbia Accident Investigation Board Audience and Use
    Columbia Accident Investigation Board Audience and Use Making sure that a technical document meets the needs of its intended audience is crucial to successfully facilitate the communication of concepts and ideas. In order to meet these needs, they must be clearly identified and specifically addres
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  • The Last of the Space Shuttles
    s Jim Mahon sat behind his wall of computers last Friday at Santa Monica College's John Drescher Planetarium, he projected slides onto the circular dome overhead, providing a rich history of NASA's Space Shuttle program, which after 30 years is coming to a close. Mahon is the current caretaker of
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  • Space Exploration
    Introduction The United States federal government is ultimately responsible for the annual budget allotted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for space exploration and research. Conflicts arise when a decision must be made between economics and research development. Enginee
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  • Our Economy Needs a Robust Space Program
    by Christopher C. Kraft and Scott R. Spencer As the end of the Space Shuttle program nears, where and how Americatravels into space appears unclear. There are no defined missions,destinations or deadlines. With the upcoming 50th anniversary of the firstU.S. manned spaceflight - Alan Shepardâ
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  • The Challenger Disaster
    The Challenger Disaster By: Kathy Neuner & Jeremy Rider Executive Summary Many factors must be examined to find the underlying reason for the horrible disaster of the space shuttle Challenger. We will cover both the technical causes to the disaster and the communication breakdown with NASA. We
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  • Back to Back Growth Years for Space Launch
    Back-to-back growth years for space launches In 2007 the launch services industry posted its second consecutive year of growth in the number of orbital launches attempted. This marks the first time in a decade that there have been two straight years of growth. A total of 68 launches were attempted
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  • Space Tourism
    Space Tourism Human kind has always has a limitless imagination. Whatever people can imagine, if they can, they can they will make into a reality. It seems to me that if the U.S gives Space Tourism a “go” then the money that is being spent to invest in this project would be unnecessary. The
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  • Space Technology
    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction………………………………………………………….……. Page 2 Space technology…………………………………………………………. Page 2-3 Important types of space technology Satellite …………………
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  • “the Challenger Disaster: a Moment of Mourning and a Moment of Opportunity”
    On January 28th, 1986, President Ronald Reagan had planned to give his synopsis of the State of the Union to the American people. This address, a yearly tradition and staple of his office, recaps the current issues affecting the heart of the nation, and sets the stage for how the president’s gover
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  • Space Exploration
    Introduction The United States federal government is ultimately responsible for the annual budget allotted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for space exploration and research. Conflicts arise when a decision must be made between economics and research development. Enginee
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  • Chernobyl Disaster
    Jim Clark Hadlock Physical Science Environmental Disaster Research paper I choose to wright about one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion near Pripyat, Ukraine. It was said to be 100 times worse the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. No
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  • Limiting the Funding of U.S Space Program
    Animesh Karki Limiting the Funding of U.S Space Program The spirit and sense of adventure of exploring the ‘heavens’ captivates the general public very easily. Ever since the competition between the Soviet Union and U.S to occu
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  • Compelling Rationales for Space
    Approaches for Human Spaceflight in the Cold War and Post-Cold War Context When nations reflect on the greatest achievements of the Twentieth Century, man’s first walk on the moon is one of the pinnacle examples of human accomplishments. The Space Age ushered in a new era of development in en
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  • Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report 2003
    ESD.85J – Fall 2005 – Response Paper Columbia Accident Investigation Board, 2003 10/2/2005 Dietrich Falkenthal ESD.85J Class Response Paper on Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report Three areas that I found significant from reading the CAIB Report are: (1) the growth of importance of
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  • The Second Race for Space: Nasa vs. Private Space Enterprise
    “NASA spent millions of dollars inventing the ball-point pen so they could write in space. The Russians took a pencil.” This quote stated by the historian Will Chabot signifies the controversy surrounding NASA’s excessive spending throughout the years. In 1957 it was made clear the Soviets wer
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  • Space
    The Space Travel and Research Introduction Space contains the planets, countless galaxies and milky ways. Man has been able to go to space and collect pictures of the sun, the planets and the moon. Man has landed on the moon and he is trying to find out the existence of life on other pla
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  • Lost in Outer Space
    Lost in outer space “Mr. Karts is it?” “Yes sir.” “Are you aware that you have committed a crime?” “No sir” “Do you confess that you have stolen Government money?” “I repeat what I have told before. I am not involved in any such act.”
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  • Space Suit
    Introduction A space suit is a garment worn to keep a human alive in the harsh environment of outer space, vacuum and temperature extremes. Space suits are often worn inside spacecraft as a safety precaution in case of loss of cabin pressure, and are necessary for extra-vehicular activity 
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