Have you ever wondered how mangot to space? Well, when l thinks of it, I think of materials, training,energy, time and effort. lots of people had problems and solutions but some ofthe solutions didn’t work. But some of their solutions did work and that let usgo to space and go to the moon. Haveyou heard of the space race? Well, I heard about it, but I don’t remember.
Maybe, you don’t either, so, let me refresh your memory. the space race was arace to space and that competition was worldwide. the first person to go tospace was Yuri Gagarin.
People wanted to be in space so bad because it is in the humannature to explore what surrounds us. I think that the fundamental reason why wehave been in space and to the Moon is the same reason why people have climbedthe Everest, crossed Antarctica, and attempted other extreme endeavors onEarth. Curiosity can lead people to great achievements. And now I’m going totell the issues and solution. There were a lot of issues, one them was Gravitybecause of the law what goes up, must come down. Money was an issue becausethey could not afford parts for the rocket. Technology was another issue becauseit was so advanced it costed more money (another issue). they needed a lot ofpower to get out of the troposphere and into space.
they also needed technologyto talk and cameras and buttons to do stuff. NASA (National Aeronauticsand Space Administration) wasfighting against China, Russia and Japan. these were the issues that are goingto be mentioned now are radiation, navigation, foodand water, crashing, space junk, bone and muscle wasting, mental health,resources, exploration, space is too big, there is only one earth. Did you know that the space programwas created because, The United States Congress passes legislation formallyinaugurating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Theestablishment of NASA was a sign that the United States was committed towinning the “space race” against the Soviets.
the rockets were a big dealbecause it would help the rocket get to space. It would also help them gofaster and get out of the troposphere faster. The people and the countriesbecause it would mean victory for the space race! Also, would mean the firthhuman in space and achievements and history made and great power and honor.Now here are the solutions thathelped them go to space. some solutions were The Curiosity Rover Drives Backward, the Hubbletelescope can now see its surroundings, The Curiosity Rover Drives BackwardLate. These were problems they fixed in space. They solved the radiationproblem because Remarkably,researchers have successfully made yarn out of BNNTs, so it’s flexible enoughto be woven into the fabric of space suits, providing astronauts withsignificant radiation protection even while they’re performing spacewalks in transitor out in the harsh space environments.
Though hydrogenated BNNTs are still indevelopment and testing, they have the potential to be one of our keystructural and shielding materials in spacecraft, habitats, vehicles, and spacesuits that will be used while exploring space. the solve the food and waterproblem by refrigerationand canning have provided solutions to the problem of food preservation.However, space travel required that new methods be devised for keeping foodsedible. Foods taken into space must be light-weight, compact, tasty andnutritious. They must also keep for long periods without refrigeration. Avariety of menus consisting of foods provided each astronaut with 2500 or morecalories per day.
They solved the navigation problem by putting trackingdevices on the rocket and windows (not much to tell you). They solved themental health issue because During the Mercury program, which sent humans intospace for a short period of time in preparation for the Apollo lunar missions,most of the equipment carried was standard military issue. The Apollo kitsdiffered considerably because most of its items were designed and builtspecifically for use by astronauts. During Lunar Missions, to maintain health likethey would on Earth—but in a very limited space—Apollo astronauts needed tohave special equipment.
Some items, carried on Apollo 11 in July 1969, allowedthe astronauts to exercise, maintain personal hygiene, and monitor their healthduring the flight. These were most of them because NASA had a lot of problemsand solutions.Getting into space changed NASA forever but it also had good and bad.
Thegood thing is that NASA kept discovering stuff and going on missions. Aftergoing to space their missions were After Apollo 11, NASA sent six more flights to the Moon:Apollo missions 12 through 17. Only Apollo 13 failed to make a lunar landingwhen an accident in route to the Moon forced the crew to abandon the missionand return to Earth after reaching lunar orbit. The last flight, Apollo 17, occurredin December 1972.Over the next three years, the missions after Apollo 11conducted increasingly sophisticated studies of the Moon, yielding newscientific insights into the evolution of our celestial neighbor. Each missionexplored new areas of the lunar surface and left behind nuclear-poweredscientific instruments that continued to send data back to Earth years afterthe last astronaut left the Moon.
And beginning with Apollo 15, astronautsconducted their explorations with the aid of a Moon car, a Lunar RovingVehicle, that allowed them to travel and work miles away from their LunarModule. Some bad stuff was sometimes their missions failed and some peopledied.Nasa wanted to go to spacebecause they wanted to research, explore and develop knowledgeabout space. To learn about the universe, solar system and earth and toestablish a permanent human presence in space. they also wanted to go space because asNASA resumes flights of the space shuttle to finish building the InternationalSpace Station, many are questioning whether the project – the most complexconstruction feat ever undertaken – is worth the risk and expense.
Today, NASA is moving forward with a new focus for the mannedspace program: to go out beyond Earth orbit for purposes of human explorationand scientific discovery. And the International Space Station is now a steppingstone on the way, ratherthan being the end of the line. On the space station, we will learn how to liveand work in space. We will learn how to build hardware that can survive andfunction for the years required to make the round-trip voyage from Earth toMars.Inconclusion, NASA is working on Ground controllers released theSpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station’s roboticarm at 4:58 a.
m. EST. The capsule will begin a series of departure burns andmaneuvers to move beyond the “keep out sphere” around the station for itsreturn trip to Earth. Dragon’s thrusters will be fired to move the spacecraft asafe distance from the station before SpaceX flight controllers in Hawthorne,California, command its deorbit burn about 9:43 a.m. The capsule will splashdownabout 10:36 a.m.
in the Pacific Ocean, where recovery forces will retrieve thecapsule and its nearly 4,100 pounds of cargo. This cargo willinclude science samples from human and animal research, external payloads,biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations andeducation activities. The deorbit burn and splashdown will not be broadcaston NASA TV. NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space(CASIS), the non-profit organization that manages research aboard the U.S.
national laboratory portion of the space station, will receive time-sensitivesamples and begin working with researchers to process and distribute themwithin 48 hours of splashdown. Dragon, the only space station resupplyspacecraft currently able to return to Earth intact, launched Dec. 15 on aSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air ForceStation, and arrived at the station Dec.
17 for the company’s 13thNASA-contracted commercial resupply mission. it is helpful because it says, thecargo will include science samples from human and animal research, externalpayloads, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigationsand education activities. So, it will be helpful for them to study. Image above: Artist’s concept of the Orion crew vehicle in lunar orbit. Credit: Lockheed Martin Corp. The issue was addressed eloquently in the report of the Columbia AccidentInvestigation Board, which examined the 2003 loss of the shuttle and its crew.That report pointed out that for the foreseeable future, space travel is goingto be expensive, difficult and dangerous.
But, for the United States, it isstrategic. It is part of what makes us a great nation. And the report declaredthat if we are going to send humans into space, the goals ought to be worthy ofthe cost, the risk and the difficulty. A human spaceflight program with no planto send people anywhere beyond the orbiting space station certainly did notmeet that standard.