Whether you are simply interested in space or even have ambitions of someday becoming an astronaut, there is a good chance that you are at least somewhat curious as to what it is like to live and work on a space shuttle. As you can imagine, it is nothing like being on solid ground here on Earth. Working on a space shuttle requires a lot of special training.
When shuttles are sent into space, they eventually leave the Earth’s atmosphere and reach a point of zero gravity. As a result, those who Read the rest of this entry »
22 May, 2013 |
A walk on the moon is far from a walk in the park. Space travel presents many physical and psychological challenges for astronauts that you might not expect. Here are a few things you might not anticipate experiencing on a space shuttle mission.
After astronauts experience the changes in gravitational forces and the extreme acceleration needed to get them into space, you might think that the danger of space-sickness passes, but this Read the rest of this entry »
4 Apr, 2013 |
It has been in relatively recent history that man has been to space, and then on the moon. This has changed the way man thinks about how the Universe is, but the truth is space shuttles have evolved into something that would have never been thought of years ago.
The space shuttle program in the United States may have ended, but the dream of man living and working in space has not. The recent rover landing on Read the rest of this entry »
18 Oct, 2012 |
1. You will want to launch your shuttle to the east. Space shuttles are always launched east, to take advantage of the earth’s rotation.
2. Make sure everybody goes to the bathroom before they get in the shuttle. This was a serious problem at the beginning of NASA’s history.
3. Always launches over a large body of water, to make sure that debris cannot possibly fall on anyone.
4. Clean the outside of the space shuttle before you take off, so that it slides through the atmosphere more easily.
5. Be sure to close all the Read the rest of this entry »
15 Oct, 2012 |
What The NASA Science Center Is Really Like
The NASA Science Center is both overwhelming and inspiring. It features many educational and hands on demonstrations as well as features and informative tour of NASA Science Center. However, at the heart of the immensity of NASA Science Center it is a facility for learning and educating.
One of the most inspiring aspects of the NASA Science Center is that it is open to the public and gives viewers and inside glimpse as to what really goes on behind Read the rest of this entry »
11 Oct, 2012 |
Get Inside A Working Space Shuttle
Visiting NASA opens the door to many insights, observations, and impressions that the space shuttle missions have to offer. There is an abundance of insight one can gather from exploring the inner workings of a space shuttle.
Only when you visit the NASA Science Center can you really take the time out of your day to discover what it means to travel in space. The beauty and architecture of a space shuttle is on full display and you allow yourself the opportunity of asking questions to Read the rest of this entry »
9 Oct, 2012 |
So you’ve decided you want to become a rocket scientist? Well, that’s great, but there actually are no “rocket scientists”; there are rocket engineers and scientists who study the field of aeronautics. The term “rocket scientist” is used as a general indicator of someone in the aeronautics field, in popular culture.
Becoming a “rocket scientists”, as it is so often called, is no easy task and it takes a great deal of schooling. The first step, however, is figuring out which portion of space studies you are interested in. Rocket engineers can work on the electrical engineering side Read the rest of this entry »
8 Oct, 2012 |