United States Space Program

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Michelle Able Mrs. Perry Physical Science 9 Period 6 26 May 2013

United States Space Program NASA the United States space program started back in 1958 on July 29. NASA stands for

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. There have been many explorations in space. Space

exploration costs a lot of money. NASA has found out a lot of infomation about the planets, moon, stars,

asteroids, and outer space. There are many different opinions whether space exploration is necessary.

Some say it cost too much while others say that the cost does not matter and we need to explore in space.

To explore our outer space it costs too much. We don't need it we could spend it more usefully.

Some of the more important space explorations were when we first went into space and walking on

the moon. In 1958 the first American satellite was launched and it found a radiation belt. The first American

to go into space was Alan B Shepard in 1971. The first close pictures of the moon were taking in 1964, the

first close pictures of Mars were taking in 1965. In 1966 the first picture of the earth was taken from the

moon. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first to walk on the moon in 1969. ("Timeline of space

exploration", 2013). The first pictures of Saturn were taken in 1986. 1983 was when the first women was in

space. She was Sally Ride. The first pictures of Uranus were taken 1986, and in 1989 the first pictures of

Neptune were taken. The oldest man in space was in 1998. (Alic,2002)

To explore outer space it costs a lot of money. To send one shuttle to space it cost $500-700

million dollars. For every pound it cost $10,000 dollars, the weight of the...