Space Essays

Epic Rivalry_ the Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race

Outer space, in a wider sense, can be considered both a beauty and a mystery. From the conception of the universe such as the “Big Bang Theory”, to the discovery of the different planets through powerful telescopes, nothing proves to be more ambitious than to have “manned” explorations on outer space. Indeed, when Sputnik was launched in outer space in 1957, it triggered the so-called “space race” between the America and the Soviet Union. The race began with Sputnik in…

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The International Space Station

Space explorations by the United States, and perhaps, by any other nation, are fueled by the desire for human exploration and scientific discovery (Griffin, 2007). The ultimate end could be the possibility of establishing a habitat in space. As ambitious that vision may be, the construction of an International Space Station is considered as a step towards that direction (Griffin, 2007). The international Space Station is a construction in space where astronauts and other experts could study the possibility of…

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Space Real Reasons We Explore Space

In the article “The Real Reasons We Explore Space”, by Michael Griffin, Griffin elaborates multiple reasons regarding space exploration, aside from the justification proclaimed by the media and government. Griffin stresses his belief that the government issued scientific, economic, and national security benefits are exaggerated, claiming that the primary purposes of space exploration consist primarily of personal and value-driven desires. While I wholeheartedly agree with the points introduced by Griffin I believe that he undermines many of the legitimate scientific,…

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Touring the Universe

Ever since I was a child, I have always looked up into the sky in wonder. While not really familiar with the constellations and not really interested in the study of cosmology, I still find myself longing to “see what’s out there”. For as far back as I can remember, there were always television programs and movies that show how life would be like out in space. When I was a child, I took this as fact, that life outside…

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Human Factors in the Space Industry

Abstract The world is in transition from Information Age to Space Age. This can be assumed by observing trends particularly those initiated by developed countries such as the US, Russia, China, Japan and the members of the European Union. The robots are programmed to be more precise in its actions compared to humans but with the humans’ capability to judge and make decisions according to unexpected circumstances, the latter are still considered a better option for space explorations. This necessitates…

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Office Space and Marx’s Conflict Theory

Communism, as understood today, refers to a system associated with collective ownership of the means of production, central economic planning and rule of a single political party. Communism basically means communal ownership of property. Karl Marx was a German economist, philosopher and revolutionist whose writings form the basis of the body of ideas known as Marxism. His theories are the basis for modern communism. He had a lot of theories which made an impact on the world, namely the conflict…

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The International Space Station_ Problems and Issues

A project of more than 15 nations, the International Space Station (ISS) is designed to an inhabited satellite orbiting the Earth. With the initial parts of the station completed in 1998, the station was finally deployed with a crew of two astronauts-one American and two Russians (NASA, 2010). But after the destruction of the Columbia Space Shuttle in 2003, disintegrating upon re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, NASA was forced to stop construction activities on the ISS as well as cast…

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