Amazing Race Through Space By: Cale, Calea, Kennedy , and Josh
Space Technology Hubble telescope: The Hubble telescope was launched on a space shuttle on April 24, 1990. It is a very special telescope that orbits far above earth. The Hubble allows you to see objects more clearly because it is above the clouds in Earth’s atmosphere. Space suit: A space suit is a complex system of garments, equipment and environmental systems To keep people alive and comfortable in the harsh environment of outer space. Space Craft: A space craft is a machine designed for space flight. Space craft intended for human space flight must also in The International Space Station (ISS) is an internationally developed research facility currently being assembled in Low Earth Orbit On-orbit construction of the station began in 1998 and is scheduled to be completed by 2011, with operations continuing until at least 2015. Theca be seen from the Earth with the naked eye, and, as of 2009[, is the largest artificial satellite in Earth orbit, with a mass larger than that of any previous space station.[clued a life support system for the crew.
Hubble Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on the Space Shuttle on April 24, 1990. It is a very special telescope which orbits far above the Earth. Hubble allows us to see objects more clearly because it is above the clouds in Earth's atmosphere. These clouds block the view of the Earth-based telescopes which scientists have used for many years. Hubble is not only a powerful telescope, but it also carries cameras which allow scientists on Earth to see objects billions of light-year away.
Planetary Geologist Hello my name is Josh the Planetary Geologist. I think Mars would be most suitable for continued space exploration. Mars is one of the four terrestrial planet, so if something was to happen to Earth, our neighbor would be the most suitable. Mars is the 4th planet from the sun. Having the most Co2 out of the 4 terrestrial planets , and has the 3rd most oxygen. If we plant trees there they could rise up the oxygen level by turning the Co2 into oxygen maybe Earth was once like Mars. Mars can reach up to 25C, in the Polar Ice Caps dropping down to about -133C. The mass of Mars is only 10% of Earth’s mass Romans named Mars in honor of their god of war. “Her Descher” was the name given by the Ancient Egyptians, meaning the “Red One. Like Earth, Mars has Polar Ice Caps in the south and north. Dunes range from a large patch in the desert, to one’s that range only half a Canyons and Craters appear all around the planet ,but not very many. Rocks, soil and have kilometere. a red or pink hue making the planet look red. Water was discovered by the Mars Express, as they found oceans and canals. Mars has continents that have not been named yet. There are mountains as it is very rocky. Mars also has volcanoes and valleys. Life ? That is a question that scientist have been trying to figure out . Is there life on Mars? We should spend more time figuring if Mars holds life. Mars is approximately 227 940 000 km away from the sun. Mars has a thin crust, much like Earths’. The length of a day in Mars is 1.026 earth days, having 24.6229 hours. 686.98 years in Earth equals one year in Mars. Mars has two moons Phobos and Deimos , each looking a little demented. Phobos is 9 380 km away from Mars, and Deimos is 23 460 km away from Mars. The red planet has no rings like Saturn because it’s a terrestrial planet. Equatorial Diameter of Mars is 6 786 km. Hopefully some day we will live on the Red Planet.
Physical Effects I’m Calea the heath and safety expert, we need to be aware of the physical effects of being in space. We will need to be prepared for effects like bird legs which makes your legs become thinner and thinner as time passes. The muscles of the legs push the fluids and blood up, which decreases the size of the thighs and calves. We will also need to be ready for wasp waist this will make the waist becomes thinner by 3-5 inches due to an upward shift of the internal organs. Even our height and posture will change by the body growing a ½ an inch to two inches taller because the spine grows and straightens. A relaxed body posture in space is when your head is tilted back, shoulders up( like a shrug) and arms afloat or forward and chest high. Our loose flesh on our faces will rise, giving us a high cheekboned look. Bags will also appear under our eyes, and veins in the forehead will swell. After the whole face will look puffy. Finally some of the feelings in space are beinglight headedness, nausea, being sick in the stomach, and one that stays the whole time is the feeling of being upside down
Safety We also need to know how to be safe and know how to take care of ourselves in space. To be safe sleeping we will have to sleep in sleeping bags strapped to the wall. To bathe we have to spray ourselves with water and sponge bathe in an enclosed room with a plastic, collapsible shower. But now most spacecrafts have permanent showers. To go to the bathroom we will have to use funnels for urine and plastic bags for solid wastes. Finally to eat we’re going to have freeze-dried food and we’ll have to add water from a straw to it.
What I think is the most remembered I think the Columbia space accident is most remembered. A lot of people died that day. Those families must have been shocked, thinking your Dad is a hero and then all the sudden “boom” it’s over. All those moments of happiness turn into horrific sights that stay with you forever. Could you imagine in a flick of time seeing your parents die? Starting off the day the same as usual then “Bam” it’s over. I feel sorry for the families who lost those brave soles and we shall not forget them. Part of the reason is that the horrific things always stay with you , happy things do but you always see those sighs in your head.
A little of space history! Year Event People involved countries involved 1957 The dawning of space age Laika(dog) Soviet reunion 1957 Space and earth China, India, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherland, Norway's, Spain, 1962 Notable staff space walkers Alan B Sheppard jr. Nasa 1965 Space walkers Alexi Lenovi American 1961-1968 Nasa’s History Roger D. Launis United States 2003 Columbia accident Colonel Rick Husband, Commander Flordia William McCool, Lt. Colonel Michael Anderson, Captain David Brown, Commander Laurel Clark, Dr. Kalpana Chawla, and Israeli Colonel Ian Ramon. 1960 Space travel Yuri gagrgrin Soviet Union
Trip to Mars So it’s settled. Kennedy,Cale, Calea and Josh were selected for the trip to Mars we call Apollo 34. Making history won’t come easy. However we plan to live on Mars for a period of time, hopefully at least one year. If we achieve that goal we hope to find out if Mars has life. A question if answered will stop all theories. Making peace with Martians will be a key success on coming home. If there are any of course. Experiencing low gravity will be quite a change but a relief of not floating around. We plan to have a space craft big enough to hold a year supplies of food, 1 house fully loaded and other things needed. It is a larger version of the picture you see right now. Wish us good luck but before we go Calea, Josh and Cale have some things to tell you.
Dangers of Mars Mars has low gravity. Objects weigh less making you being able to push things easier. There will be thinner air, lower gravity cannot hold as much air against a planet so most of the planet is going to feel a lot higher. Less weight means the tissue expand, so when you are on Mars you grow taller. The military is giving us some guns so the range of the bullets will increase making you able to shoot from a father distance than normal. After about a month, you will feel your joints have weakened a bit. Heart strength will go down because of lower gravity levels your heart has to do less work. Calea has more on how to stay healthy and more things you need to know.
Health N Safety On Mars We will have be safe while exploring Mars. We had to bring oxygen tanks to breathe since there is not much oxygen there. We have to bring lots of water as Mars water will run out. Bring lots of water is a smart choice if we choose to live. We also need to bring sleeping pills as we think we won’t be able to sleep to great. Hopefully exploring the red planet will be a blast.
What We Need We need a space craft that could get through hot and cold. It also needs to be gigantic, to carry houses and at least 2 years of food if we plan to come back. Taking off like a fighter jet will make it easier to come back from Mars. We are still planning out our spaceship hoping to combine the 2 pictures and make the ultimate. We will also need a space suit that can stand hot and cold. Mars can go to a low of -133C if we decide to check out the polar ice caps. And we will need water and we would half to have a computer to see the temperature so we would know how to dress appropriate for the weather. Don’t want to wear a bikini in – 130C weather.