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Astronomy proficiency

  1. 1. Astronomy Proficiency #1 Technology In space
  2. 2. Past Technology
  3. 3. Explorer <ul><li>Launched on January 31, 1958 </li></ul><ul><li>Became first U.S satellite in space </li></ul><ul><li>Launched U.S into the space race </li></ul><ul><li>Equipped with a cosmic ray detector designed to measure the radiation environment in the earths orbit. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hubble <ul><li>Launched in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Almost immediately after being sent into orbit one of the main mirrors was flawed. </li></ul><ul><li>On December 2, 1993 the repair crew for the launched to fix the Hubble. </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to retire this telescope in 2013 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Skylab <ul><li>Launched into earths orbit in May 14, 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>The objective of the Skylab was to prove that humans could live for extended periods in space and learn more about solar astronomy. </li></ul><ul><li>The Skylab returned to earth on July 11, 1979 scattering pieces along the Indian ocean and southern Australia. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Future Technology
  7. 7. James Webb Space Telescope <ul><li>Abbreviated JWST </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled launch 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Named after former NASA administrator James Webb </li></ul><ul><li>Will replace the Hubble telescope </li></ul>
  8. 8. Glory <ul><li>Set to Launch no later than February 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Will study how the sun and space particles effect earths climate </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution <ul><li>Abbreviated MAVEN </li></ul><ul><li>Expected launch is in late 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>MAVENs goal is to determine if Mars suffered an atmospheric loss. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography Hille, Karl. &quot;MAVEN: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN.&quot; 5 October 2010. MAVEN to Investigate How Sun Steals Martian Atmosphere . January 2011. &quot;Hubble Space Telescope.&quot; 4 January 2011. Hubble Space Telescope. 5 January 2011 < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope>. O'Keefe, Dr. Sean. &quot;Preface.&quot; 18 November 2003. Open Letter to the HST-JWST Transition Panel. 5 January 2011 <http://www.coseti.org/hst-jwst.htm>. Phillips, Patricia. &quot;NASA To Send a MAVEN to Mars.&quot; 16 September 2008. examiner.com. 5 January 2011 <http://www.examiner.com/space-news-in-national/nasa-to-send-a-maven-to-mars>. Watanabe, Susan. &quot;Explorer 1 Overview.&quot; 31 January 2008. Explorer. 5 January 2011 <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/explorer/explorer-overview.html>. Wilson, Jim. &quot;Overview.&quot; 1 December 2009. Skylab. 5 January 2011 <http://www.politicalcartoons.com/>. Zakharova, Nadia. &quot;Glory.&quot; National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 5 January 2011 <http://glory.giss.nasa.gov/>.

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