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Christopher Hawkins Ms.

Wolf 12/10/13

Space missions and space machines


There are quite a lot of space missions people have sent to space. Theres Ace, Apollo, Aqua, Attrex, and many more than just four. They can travel to the moon, watch the earth, and also read weather. Some can even tell what is going to happen, like a tornado. We are so advanced in life we are traveling to many other planets. (1) NuStar was launched on June 13, 2012. That is actually still up in space right now, orbiting the earth. The NuStar is the first focusing hard X-ray to travel the earth. It lets us watch and search the universe in high X-rays. It can detect black holes and a collapsed star from the past. (2) Attrex started to fly on December 2011. The Attrex measures the humidity of the Ozone. NASA deploys the airborne Tropical Stratosphere Experiment to study the moistures and chemical composition in the region. It mostly watches water vapor, which can scientifically impact the earths budget. It looks just like an airplane and the same wings, jets, and when an astronaut gets there he can control it. (3)

The Apollo 13 was the 3rd mission to land on the moon. An explosion in one of the oxygen tanks damaged the space-craft during flight and the crew had to orbit back to earth. Apollo had lift off on April 11, 1970, from Kennedy space center. The Apollo 13 mission was supposed to be a lunar landing but failed to land on the moon. Apollo 14 was assigned to land on the moon because Apollo 13 couldnt. (4) CloudSat Launched on April 28, 2006. CloudSat used radar to slice right through clouds to measure the structure of the cloud. CloudSat is the first to measure clouds for the structure. It carries millimeter radar to see the clouds structure. It transmits a wave across the sky to measure the humidity across the earth. (5) Hubble was launched on April 24, 1990. It takes pictures of the universe. The Hubble is the longest lasting space mission in space. It has sent 100-1000 pictures of the universe to the earth. Hubble has changed the way scientists look at the universe. The Hubble telescope is both a national asset and a complex machine, so NASA astronauts have visited it regularly to keep it running it smoothly and to extend its life. They go to the Hubble every several years. (6) Aqua had to leave earth on May 04, 2002. Aqua was used to watch the earth as the global system. It practically watches the water cycle, the clouds, water, and ground water. Additional may be measured like radioactive energy fluxes, aerosols, vegetation cover the earth. Phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter in the ocean, air, land, and water temperatures. (7) Champ left earth on July 15, 2000. The Champ satellite was launched from a launch vehicle. Champ measured how much gravity and magnetic fields. Maps of the earth global wave length gravitational fields. Champ absented the medaling of the mantel of the earth. To launch the champ partnered with Germany. (8)

In conclusion there are many space missions throughout the years. There are many others I didnt speak about. The space mission helped us develop so much about the universe. The scientists that work on the missions, rocket ships, and the controls, and I cant forget about the astronauts. The astronauts have to go up in space, and risk there life when they go up in space. SPACE.com NASA.gov Winndown2univerce.gov Hubble.guv Works Cited

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