Posted by admin | July 8th, 2013 | Comments Off
The United States space program was one of the most exciting and unique times in recorded history. Specifically, the missions leading up to the space shuttle program and each mission thereafter for the duration of time that the program was in operation were unique milestones that each United States citizen can be proud of. The research that was involved concerning various topics are indeed things that can make every human being proud as they further the cause Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | May 20th, 2013 | Comments Off
Learning more about the history and development of spacecraft can be a very rewarding subject of study. From the earliest vehicles and the pioneering astronauts who took the first steps beyond our planet to the latest projects and efforts to explore space, there is much to learn about space exploration that might surprise you. While the earliest efforts where a huge investment, requiring the resources and efforts that were only available to a few nations, today’s space programs are rapidly becoming more innovative, cost-effective and are being undertaken by private interests.
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Posted by admin | April 1st, 2013 | Comments Off
Manned spaceflight to Mars is a lofty goal, one that will require us to meet and overcome a number of challenges in order to be successful. Developing new technologies and researching new solutions that will be able to address the obstacles involves will be essential for any undertaking to be successful. Learning more about the state of both nationalized and private space programs and efforts can give you a better understanding of where we are, in terms of our ability to visit other planets. Educating yourself about this matter can provide you with greater insight and Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | November 2nd, 2012 | Comments Off
One of the primary controversies in the field of space exploration is which technological and scientific path holds the most promise: Manned missions or unmanned probes? Many scientists feel that there is no substitute for humans going into space and exploring and conducting testing in space environments first hand, yet there are many positive reasons favoring unmanned probes as well.
For one thing unmanned probes are generally safer. If the probe encounters technical difficulties or unexpected dangers then no human Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | October 30th, 2012 | Comments Off
Rockets: How We Can Improve Our Ride To Space
One of the most amazing and spectacular creations done by mankind are spaceships and rockets. These vehicles allow us to travel to uncharted territory in space. In addition these spaceships allow us move our space program well ahead of all other countries in the world. However, one thing to determine in investigating rockets and spaceships is the realistic pursuit of these space crafts as well as the necessity of each one.
It is crucial to bear in mind that spaceships and rockets require immense Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | October 26th, 2012 | Comments Off
Over the past decade, manned space missions have declined rapidly. When NASA retired the Space Shuttles in 2011, it essentially ended publicly funded manned space flights. Manned flights must now rely on private funds, foreign governments, or both. Many scientists and astronauts are hoping that the successes of the Curiosity rover will jumpstart the public’s interest.
When the latest recession took hold, governments began cutting funding in any place they could. In the United States, NASA’s funding was cut considerably. The Curiosity rover has the potential to captivate public intrigue, which could lead to an outcry for public funding. The Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | October 25th, 2012 | Comments Off
Space food has come a long way in the years since pioneers Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn peered down at Earth from their gravity deprived space modules. Squeezing food out of aluminum tubes turned out to be a short-lived method of dining as did the poor packaging of freeze-dried selections. As the space program proceeded, gelatin coating and easier to hydrate meals led to a wider selection of foods.
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Posted by admin | October 21st, 2012 | Comments Off
To help astronauts prepare for what they will experience in space, the NASA space center provides extension training with machines designed simulate some of the different situations. When astronauts first encounter weightlessness they often suffer from a condition termed as space adaptation syndrome or SAS. The common symptoms of this condition are nausea, headaches, vertigo and vomiting. Studies show that at least forty-five percent of all astronauts experience this condition due to weightlessness. The condition has never lasted longer than seventy-two hours.
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