New PDF release: Exploring Space (Discovery and Exploration)

By Rodney P. Carlisle

ISBN-10: 0816052654

ISBN-13: 9780816052653

ISBN-10: 1438101856

ISBN-13: 9781438101859

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Q 55 Critics of the agency blamed NASA for not heeding warnings about the dangers of a pure oxygen atmosphere, especially in equipment test situations. The failure of the door, the slow response of rescue teams, the lack of firefighting equipment, and the decision by NASA to investigate its own accident, all caused negative reactions. Nevertheless, APOLLO PROJECTS The three-man Apollo projects began in 1967 and continued through 1971. After six unmanned flights of the equipment, the first manned shot, Apollo 7, was launched on October 11, 1968, to test the spacecraft in Earth’s orbit.

If the United States failed to take action, the Soviets would extend their lead so far that the United States would not be able to catch up. 5. Even in areas where the Soviets were ahead, the United States should make aggressive efforts. 6. Manned exploration of the Moon was of great propaganda value and was also essential to the advancement of human knowledge. With the 1961 speech and the Kennedy policies, carried forward by succeeding presidents Johnson (1963–69) and Richard Nixon (1969–74), the United States converted space exploration into a national enterprise, so the job was psychological, organizational, and political, as well as technical.

S. Army, with an engine built by Reaction Motors. By 1949, a WAC Corporal rocket reached a height of 244 miles, a record held until 1956. The navy paid for studies that led to a successful flight of the Viking rocket in 1954. The Viking took one of the first pictures of Earth from outer space, showing the curvature out over the Pacific Ocean. S. Air Force contracted with North American Aviation, which hired some of von Braun’s staff. Building on the V-2 experience, they designed a winged rocket known as the Navaho.

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