Space Exploration

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The Gemini Project

The Gemini project was a project had four main goals; to test an astronaut's ability to fly long duration missions ( for up to two weeks), to further understand the effects of longer space flights on astronauts, to understand how spacecraft could dock while in orbit around the Earth and the moon, and also to perfect reentry and landing methods. This is important because it helps Nasa keep astronauts safe and secure while in space and while landing and taking off.

The Apollo mission

The Apollo project was intended for;
  • Establishing the technology to meet other national interests in space
  • Achieving preeminence in space for the United States
  • Carrying out a program of scientific exploration of the Moon
  • Developing man's capability to work in the lunar environment
The apollo mission was important for not only the reasons stated above, it also put us one step ahead of Russia in the space race by placing the first person on the moon.

Sputnik

The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, and weighed only 83.6 kg. or 183.9 pounds. It took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. Sputnik is important because it put Russia in front of the U.S. in the space race by launching the first satellite into orbit.

Space stations

United States
  • Skylab
  • International space station

Space is out of this world!!