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Zachary Haller

Jack Kawell
David Peck
Mr.Kish and Mrs.Perez
January 9, 2016
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Space: The Unexplored Frontier


Space, the infinite void, catches everyone's curiosity. This land of opportunities is ever
expanding making it problematic to fully explore it all. Even with the fastest spacecraft, we have
still arent able to catch up to the expansion. There are many opportunities with this ever
expanding sandbox filled with adventure and mystery. Through all of the options, three
categories arise: Exploration, Exchange, and Encounter.
Earth has only explored about five percent of our oceans and only the surface of our
planet, and yet our population want to leave our planet to explore the other mysteries of space;
for example, the moon and beyond. In our rush for more adventures, Earth still has yet to explore
the full depths of our oceans and still have many questions to answer. However when we run out
of answers, we look to the sky; for America specifically, space. Usually when we explore, we
end up with more questions then we started with. One of the questions that puzzles everyone is
whether there is life on other planets. Everyone, not only scientists, are eager to find a conclusion
to this question (NASA home page).
Earth has traveled into the unexplored region of space, hoping to reach other planets.
However man has only reached the moon. Even then, we have learned a large amount from only
one moon. On the contrary, this one great exploration has not quenched our thirst for adventure
and information yet. Earth have become more creative for our thirst for exploration. Many
countries, like America and Russia, have sent probes to other planets but man has still yet to
walk on the surface of Mars and Venus (The closest planets to Earth). During Americas
preparation for new space explorations, N.A.S.A., (National Aeronautics and Space

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Administration), is the U.S.s main space program and has been training and preparing the future
astronauts for life in space (Kennedy Space Program). NASA has sent a few people into orbit
around the Earth to give them the feel for life in space, allowing them to know what they will be
withstanding in the future. This preperation of life in space foreshadows that we will be sending
many more astronauts to space.
Another opportunity which has come with the exploration of space is the exchanging of
ideas and information. Through all of Earths explorations, America has been able to connect
with people and countries all around the world: exchanging and comparing our ideas. For
example, America has exchanged ideas of our moon with other countries. We have theorized so
the moon is the debris of a planet so hit Earth (Theia). Most scientist and theorists have accepted
this theory to be the most accurate theory on the creation of moon. The Theia impact theory
disclosed the length of the Earths day cycle (3.1 hours), and the size of Theia - approximately a
Mars-mass body at 9 km/s. Theia hit the proto-Earth at about a 45 angle the impact creates a
disk massive enough to make a moon, but the disk is composed primarily of the impactor which
does not explain the isotope similarity between the Earth and the moon (Giant impact video,
Origin of the Moon).

Thanks to our advancements with technology, America has been making arrangements to
send more ships to Mars. We have exchanged ideas and even teamed up with other countries to
build a better spacecraft which can convey more information wirelessly down to Earth. All of
this happened because America exchanged information. Also, the exchange of space theories and
ideas for space travel has given us better spacecrafts which are lighter and more aerodynamic for

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better flights. N.A.S.A disclosed the new space technology being created all the time is from the
cooperation from other scientists and the exchange of ideas (Super spaceships).
A third positive out of the exploration of space is encountering new happenstances. One
of the objects we encountered is the lack of gases in space, which means no sound. There is no
gas in space because space is a vacuum, which means it is filled with nothing, not even gas. No
sound can resonate out of a space suit because of the lack of gas. The only way sound can
resonate in space is if there is a radio to communicate. Another thing astronauts encountered in
space is zero-gravity, or zero-g. Zero-gravity was an effect the astronauts encountered in space.
Zero-gravity is like a falling effect with no wind and no ground to hit, like in water forever, but
unable to move around unless they push off other objects. If someone goes away from the large
mass of matter, like Earth, the effect gravity has on them will decrease. Plus, the larger the mass
or planet the larger amount of gravity it has.
Astronauts have encountered many objects in space. The environment is very different
for us than the environment is on Earth. In space, we send astronauts to explore the vast, majestic
frontier. Astronauts have encountered many objects on their journeys, and through their
encounters we have learned many new things. But with all of Americas successes, it has suffered
many losses. On our journey to reach the stars, we have lost many astronauts. For some
astronauts, N.A.S.A has remembered the loses of their lives and remembers their sacrifices
(NASA remembers three space tragedies). Despite all of our failures and losses, it was for the
better. Without the loses astronauts, we would not have made it to space, let alone the moon.
These brave men know there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know there is hope for
mankind in their sacrifice. (To Body Go Where No Body Has Gone Before). But from the
ashes, we have risen to new heights and have gained new accomplishments.

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Overall, space exploration gave us a new frontier to explore, a new fascination to have,
and a new generation for explorers. The vast amount of room we have in space will slowly fill up
as we discover new ways to inhabit other planets and to let our curiosity soar to the stars and
beyond. Welcome to the next era of the human race: the Space Age.

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Works Cited
Matija uk and Sarah Stewart A New Model for the Origin of the
Moon . .<http://www.seti.org/node/1458>.
This website shows a realistic simulator of how Theia collided with Earth and made the
moon from the collision and shows all the people who watch the short video how it
mostly likely happened and will further our research for our website.
NASA Kennedy Space Center December 2, 2009
.<http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/spacehistory_toc.html>.
This website shows the history of space travel and notes from the space exploration. If
space is interesting go and seek knowledge about space. Anyone can discover all sorts of
facts and info here. We used this website for quotes and facts about space and other
information about space cause this our prime research website.
NASA The Militarization of the American Space Program
.<http://www.vqronline.org/essay/militarization-american-space-program-historical-perspective>
This website gives lots of important information on the progress of the run and grab for
space technologies in order to stay ahead of the rest of the countries and aid the Americas
in war, spying, internet mapping, communication, security, government, and education
are some examples.
NASA The Right Stuff For Super Spaceships. September 16, 2002
.<http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/16sep_rightstuff/>.
This website tells us about the new technology in the space crafts so we sent into space.
This information can help us in the construction of our website. This also will help all
people who want to learn about space crafts.

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National Geographic Exploration Timelines


.<http://www.nationalgeographic.com/125/timelines/space-exploration/>.
This website shows all who seek information about space a timeline of all space
exploration and will depict all the events so happened in space so we know of. If anyone
wants to learn about space here is the best website for them and this will be one of our
primary sources so we use for events in space.
National Geographic Stars, Billions and Billions. March 14, 1996
.<http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/universe/stars-article/>.
This website is offers vast information on stars in the Universe. This information will help
us in the creation of our website and will help others seeking information on stars. This is
our primary source for stars we got most of our star information from here.
Slate To Boldly Go Where No Body Has Gone Before. April 7, 2015
<http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense?2015?4?
death_in_space_the_dealing_with_astronauts_bodies.html>.
This website offered the information of the sacrifices of astronauts and their tragic deaths.
This information will help us in the creation of our website and will help others learn the
sacrifices of many astronauts and what happens with their bodies. This is a secondary
source and will be background information.
Space NASA Remembers Three Space Tragedies. January 27, 2008
<http://www.space.com/4879-nasa-remembers-space-tragidies.html>
This website offered more on the tragedies of the loss of astronauts and their
remembrance. This information will help us in the creation of our website and will help
others remember the loss of many astronauts and their sacrifice to mankind. This is a
secondary source and will be used as background information.