Space exploration Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Space exploration.

  • 5 Student Essays
  • 14 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (14)

1,192 words, approx. 4 pages
Accessing Space The task of placing satellites into orbit has proven formidable, and current technology dictates that rockets be used to access space. A rocket is a cylindrical metal object containing... Read more
2,673 words, approx. 9 pages
Exploration Programs Prior to missions to the Moon and the planets in the solar system our knowledge of what lay beyond Earth was minimal. Five millennia of astronomical observation had produced an in... Read more
1,993 words, approx. 7 pages
Government Space Programs While the United States leads the world in space initiatives and exploration, it is not the only country with active interests off the planet. Rivaling the achievements of th... Read more
1,691 words, approx. 6 pages
Careers in Spaceflight Human spaceflight is one of the most exciting professional fields today. Those who work in it are pioneers of an endless frontier filled with challenges, adventure, and scientif... Read more
942 words, approx. 4 pages
Communications for Human Spaceflight The first serious proposal for space-based human communications was in Arthur C. Clarke's famous article titled "Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide R... Read more
1,238 words, approx. 5 pages
Long-Duration Spaceflight Imagine this scenario: You have been chosen as one of seven astronauts on the first human mission to Mars. You are four months into the three-year, round-trip mission. You sh... Read more
1,656 words, approx. 6 pages
Earth—Why Leave? Only humans have the ability to leave their home planet and explore, settle, and even alter other worlds, and many people want to do all of these things. What is the attraction... Read more
1,436 words, approx. 5 pages
Space Travel and Exploration Many people believe that the rapid increase in the capability of computers was largely due to the demands of the American Space Program. It is indeed true that the Nationa... Read more
532 words, approx. 2 pages
Space Exploration On July 20, 1969, the people of Earth looked up and saw the Moon in a way they had never seen it before. It was the same Moon that humans had been observing in the sky since the dawn... Read more
1,766 words, approx. 6 pages
Spaceflight, Mathematics Of The mathematics of spaceflight involves the combination of knowledge from two different areas of physics and mathematics: rocket science and celestial mechanics. Rocket sci... Read more
10,957 words, approx. 37 pages
Introduction to Space Exploration Mankind will migrate into space, and will cross the airless Saharas which separate planet from planet and sun from sun. —Winwood Reade, 1872 Humans have alwa... Read more
7,265 words, approx. 25 pages
Public Opinion About Space Exploration We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own. &#... Read more
2,525 words, approx. 9 pages
Space Exploration Space exploration is the investigation of the cosmos beyond the upper regions of the Earth's atmosphere using telescopes, satellites, space probes, spacecraft, and associated ... Read more
22,327 words, approx. 75 pages
The scene was both dazzling and appalling as a stunned nation watched video replays of the space shuttle Columbia disintegrating in the clear skies of Texas on February 1, 2003. Like a fiery shooting ... Read more