Many people believe that there is more life in the universe because how big it is. Earth contains countess other life forms.
Astronaut, military pilot and educator. Neil Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, by becoming the first man to walk on the moon. Joined space program in 1962. Spacecraft commander in Apollo 11. Died in Cincinnati, Oh in 2012.
We want to stand out, We are very curious, We want to show what we have done to future generations., like monuments or other artifacts
Communications satellites are "space mirrors" that can help us bounce radio, TV, Internet data, and other kinds of information from one side of Earth to the other. We put satellites in space to overcome the various limitations of Earth's geography.
A satellite is an object that moves around a larger object. Earth is a satellite because it moves around the sun. The moon is a satellite because it moves around Earth. Earth and the moon are called "natural" satellites. Satellites fly high in the sky, so they can see large areas of Earth at one time. Satellites also have a clear view of space. That's because they fly above Earth's clouds and air.
Satellites communicate by using radio waves to send signals to the antennas on the Earth. The antennas then capture those signals and process the information coming from those signals.
It was 1961. John F. Kennedy wanted to land humans on the moon. The United States had just started trying to put people in space. The president and NASA knew they could do it. They were ready to put people on the moon. Apollo 11's mission was to land two men on the moon. They also had to come back to Earth safely. Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969. Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were the astronauts on Apollo 11
The World’s first ever satellite was launched on October 4, 1957 by Soviet Union. Weighing 183 pounds, it took around 98 minutes to orbit Earth. While launch of the satellite was just a single event, it marked the beginning of space age and steered new military, political, scientific and technological developments. The seed of its invention was sown back in year 1952.
The Birth of NASA. On April 2, Eisenhower sent the draft legislation to Congress establishing the "National Aeronautics and Space Agency." He sent it to Eilene Galloway, who worked for the Congressional Research Service and served as a consultant to both Senator Johnson and Congressman McCormack during the drafting of the final Space Act, the name was changed to "National Aeronautics and Space Administration." It was her belief that an "Administration" with an Administrator would be vested with more power than a agency with a "director," and in fact that the new institution would need that power to coordinate with many other agencies. Galloway, too, is alive and well today.
The first rockets that were used in modern rocketry was invented by Dr. Robert Goddard. For this he is known as the Father of Modern Rocketry. He created the first successful liquid fuel rocket, adding the nozzle design that is so common today. The liquid fuel rocket ran on a slightly different design than its predecessor with the fuel being released from a pressure tank to a combustion chamber where it was mixed with air or another oxidizer to burn and create heated exhaust which was directed away to create thrust. This would be the design that would pave the way for modern aeronautics and eventually space exploration.
NASA astronauts first flew into space during the Mercury program. NASA’s first spacesuits were made for Mercury. The Mercury suits were only worn inside the spacecraft. NASA’s first spacewalks took place during its second space program, Gemini. The suits used for Gemini were better than the Mercury suits. But the Gemini suits were simpler than today’s suits. These suits did not contain their own life support. A hose connected the astronaut to the spacecraft. The astronaut breathed oxygen from the spacecraft through the hose. NASA astronauts wear other kinds of spacesuits.
A new piece of technology is NOAA’s new deep space satellite. A new mission to monitor solar activity is now making its way to an orbit one million miles from Earth. The Deep Space Climate Observatory, DSCOVR for short, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday on Feb 11 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA and the U.S. Air Force, will provide NOAA space weather forecasters more reliable measurements of solar wind conditions, improving their ability to monitor potentially harmful solar activity. DSCOVR will become the nation’s first operational satellite in deep space.