Essays Tagged: "Astronauts"

The Future of NASA

ndreused. Systems retrieving parts of rockets that are today, left behind in space,will be created. Astronauts will be well on their way to exploring Mars from ahands-on perspective. Because of the ov ... pside-down, and the zero-gravity training system. The vacuumcleaner was originally a great tool for astronauts in outer space. It is now a veryhelpful tool for cleaning our homes. The pacemaker is a f ...

(1 pages) 122 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Apollo and Challenger Disasters

did this lost of life occur in such a high tech environment?Apollo 4On January 27, 1967, the three astronauts of the Apollo 4, were doing a testcountdown on the launch pad. Gus Grissom was in charge. ... to air itturns to flammable fumes. The capsule was filled with pure oxygen in an effort to allowthe astronauts to work more efficiently. It also turns normally not so flammable items tohighly flammabl ...

(4 pages) 145 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

The Mercury Program

p basicspace technology and hardware for manned space flight programs to come.NASA also had to find astronauts to fly the spacecraft. In 1959 NASA asked the U.S.military for a list of their members wh ... people who met theexperience, training, and height requirements, NASA selected seven to become U.S. astronauts.There names, Lieutenant M. Scott Carpenter; Air Force Captains L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., Vir ...

(2 pages) 72 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey

ts that superseded those of his crew mates. Much in the same fashion, Bowman breaks the mold of the astronauts aboard the Discovery. He and Poole are share duties aboard the Discovery, but he demonstr ...

(3 pages) 139 2 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Rthus Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

h high ideals and high hopes. Children always have high hopes for their future. They all want to be astronauts or millionaires. Willy always believes he can achieve that kind of success. He never lets ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Marines who have gone on to become Astronauts

"Marine Corps Astronauts"The United States Marine Corps has a long history with the National Aeronautics and Space ... ce station programs. Approximately every two years, NASA board selects pilot and mission specialist astronauts candidates as needed. All positions are located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in ... program. The current Memorandum of Understanding between the DOD, the services, and NASA concerning astronauts governs the detailing of military personnel with NASA. The current tour length is 5 years ...

(9 pages) 64 0 4.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

John Glenn

has logged over 218 hours in space. Prior to his first flight, Glenn had served as backup pilot for Astronauts Shepard and Grissom. When astronauts were given special assignments to ensure pilot input ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Review of Article "studies of sleep in strange places"

article is about a broad study about the sleeping patterns and needs of humans. It focuses on seven astronauts in space, a time isolation laboratory in the sea, and six thousand American's in their ho ... cal standards then those of Earth's. This study focuses on how their sleep would be affected. Seven astronauts spent more time then any other American aboard the shuttle Columbia and studied in two, s ...

(2 pages) 71 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

an opinion paper on whether or not we should return to the moon

ystem evolution that are not available on Earth. Also, since solar radiation provides a problem for astronauts living on the moon, water can be incorporated into the walls of habitats to provide an ef ... s and equipment must be able to survive for two years. There hasn't ever been a space mission where astronauts and equipment have been totally cut off and out with human reach for that length of time ...

(3 pages) 208 8 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

The human problem in space exploration.

e five-hour spacewalk requires months of training, and a vast technical backup to keep it safe. The astronauts and cosmonauts who live in space are there for only a few weeks or months; if we want to ... pints of body fluid rush from the legs to the head where it stays for the duration of the mission. Astronauts often feel as if they have a permanent cold, and disorientation can become a major proble ...

(1 pages) 133 3 2.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Living and Working in Space.

nderstanding of how the human body reacts to the conditions experienced in orbit of the Earth allow astronauts to safely live, work and travel in space.The aim of this report is to investigate the pra ... report were websites and my ScienceWorld 10 textbook.2 Eating and Drinking in SpaceIt is vital that astronauts maintain a healthy balanced diet during their stay in space. To achieve this, astronauts ...

(9 pages) 77 0 3.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

This is an essay about the tragedies of space travel.

above the earth's surface in the sky over the state of Texas. On this return flight to earth, seven astronauts died aboard the shuttle, six of which were American plus one Israeli astronaut. Five of t ... was a fire aboard the space capsule of Apollo 1 on the ground at Cape Kennedy, and it killed three astronauts. Soyuz 1 (24 April 1967): after launch, only one solar panel deployed, meaning that there ...

(4 pages) 90 1 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

This is an opinion essay on why space exploration is worth spending 15 billion dollars on it

se cold nights. Another way that NASA based technology develops helps us is found in the suits that astronauts wear in space. These space suits helped in the development of better suits for firefighte ... ed with hematite which is a mineral often formed by the presence of liquid water.Firefighters, like astronauts, work in harsh environments that require assisted breathing and protective suits. In the ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Life on a space station

ave you ever wanted to go to space? Have you ever wondered what it would feel like in zero gravity? Astronauts are the lucky people who actually live out this dream. However they need to undertake tra ... o to the toilet in zero gravity, eat food, and walk around).Planning for a space launch is crucial, astronauts need preparation and training to complete their tasks. Training can vary from fixing spac ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy


ness. You are in a freefall skydiving, on a rollercoaster at an amusement park, or when NASA trains astronauts.When riding a roller coaster, there are times when you experience weightlessness or think ... , this is because air resistance is proportional to the falling body's velocity squared.In training astronauts for a real weightlessness environment NASA incorporates weightlessness training programs. ...

(1 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

The Ideal Stereotype Made By Social Construction

Most little girls want to be teachers whilst the boys eager to be astronauts. When they want to be something a little bit unusual for their gender, parents usually do ...

(5 pages) 82 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Sally Kristen Ride First American Woman in Space

a Ph.D. candidate looking for postdoctoral work in astrophysics when she read about NASA's call for astronauts in the Stanford University paper. More than 8,000 men and women applied to the space prog ...

(2 pages) 20 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Are UFOs Real or Not?

Aliens and what pilots have seen in the air as they are flying.UFOs have been seen by Engineers and astronauts. One person is Dr. Richard Haines Dr. Haines is a former NASA research scientist and main ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Success through failure

ful until reentry, when the shuttle disintegrated without warning. The goal was not achieved; seven astronauts tragically lost their lives. This failure does not mean this tragedy was without value. I ...

(1 pages) 34 1 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Robot - Saftey

unsafe working conditions includejobs that are underground like mining, jobs in construction zones, astronauts working in outer space. Underwater jobs like naval submarines, oceanographers, marine bio ... n underwater when there is a malfunction in their air tank or they are underneath too long. Lastly, astronauts risk their lives. When going to space and coming back from space the air pressure that is ...

(2 pages) 22 1 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology