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Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy

  1. 1. Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy U S Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama
  2. 2. I was an astronaut and traveled into space I was an engineer and built a rocket I was a scientist and performed experiments on the ISS. I walked on the surface of the moon. I experienced 3 G. I landed a rover on Mars. I built a lunar colony. I survived a helicopter crash. I traveled around the world. I rode the Space Shot. What did YOU do last summer?
  3. 4. History of Space <ul><li>Rockets have been used through history from as early as 1232 AD by the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>“ rocket’s red glare” in the Star Spangled Banner in 1812 </li></ul>
  4. 5. Goddard Rocket <ul><li>This was the first liquid fuel rocket invented March 16, 1926. It only flew 41 feet high and 184 feet away! </li></ul>
  5. 6. SCI FI <ul><li>Science fiction movies had the idea of space flight as early as &quot;The Man in the Moone&quot; was written in 1638 by Bishop Francis Godwin </li></ul>
  6. 7. ASTRONOMY <ul><li>Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects planets, meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities -- Jupiter , king of the gods; Mars , the god of war; Mercury , messenger of the gods; Venus , the god of love and beauty, and Saturn , father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Space Cowboys <ul><li>The first astronauts </li></ul><ul><li>were former test pilots. </li></ul><ul><li>Back row: Cooper, Grissom and Shepard. </li></ul><ul><li>Front row: Carpenter, Glenn, Slayton, Schirra </li></ul>
  8. 9. TRUMPHED! <ul><li>The first American’s in space were monkeys! </li></ul>
  9. 10. Alexey Leonov <ul><li>He was able to complete the first ‘space walk’. He also had difficulties! His suit expanded too much because of the vacuum in space. He could not get back in the rocket! He had to open a valve on his gloves to get the correct pressure. He almost died of the ‘bends’. The Russians told him if he could not get back in, they were leaving him in space! </li></ul>
  10. 11. Mercury and Gemini Projects <ul><li>These were the missions that were used to first get man into space. The Mercury was the first man into space, while the Gemini allowed for the first Earth orbits and EVA (space walks). </li></ul><ul><li>The Mercury ran from 1959-1963 </li></ul><ul><li>The Gemini ran from 1965-1966 </li></ul>
  11. 12. 400,000 people worked for NASA to make landing on the Moon happen <ul><li>seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. </li></ul><ul><li>engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. </li></ul><ul><li>flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Then the BIG ONE! <ul><li>The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Mission Patches <ul><li>A mission patch is a cloth “badge” worn by astronauts and other personnel affiliated with a manned or unmanned space mission. A new patch is created for each mission. The astronauts got to create their patches. They usually had symbolism in them. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Facts about the Saturn V <ul><li>It is the largest and most powerful launch vehicle ever brought to operational status from a height, weight and payload standpoint </li></ul><ul><li>363 feet tall and without fins it was 33 feet in diameter. (36 stories!) </li></ul><ul><li>Fully fueled it had a total mass of 6.5 million pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Designed in Huntsville, at the Marshall Space flight Center. </li></ul><ul><li>It has 3 stages </li></ul><ul><li>In today's money it would cost $2.4-3.5 billion per launch. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Take off! <ul><li>“ There was a startling moment there, right at liftoff…the rocket is not rigid. It is more flexible…not quite a whip antenna on your car…. We were literally being THROWN around…. I felt like a rat in the jaws of a giant terrier.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Bill Anders, Apollo 8 </li></ul>
  16. 19. Mission of Honeywell Educators <ul><li>This 6-day program is sponsored by Honeywell for teachers from around the world to come and participate in 40 hours of intensive classroom, laboratory and training time, focusing on space science and space exploration. Teachers also take part in astronaut-style training and simulations, as well as activities designed to promote life-long learning in a classroom setting. </li></ul>
  17. 20. My EVA <ul><li>EVA stands for ‘extra vehicular activity’… or in other words…. </li></ul><ul><li>SPACE WALK! </li></ul><ul><li>This was done at camp by the use of a special machine that simulated weightlessness. </li></ul>
  18. 21. The Davidson Center… Saturn V
  19. 22. Mission Control <ul><li>Mission Control manages the flights of the rockets, shuttles and even the space station. There are specific jobs that each person performs. NASA’s is at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. MCC-H takes over once the rocket or shuttle has been launched. </li></ul>
  20. 23. October Sky <ul><li>One of the key highlights of the experience was the opportunity to meet Homer Hickam of October Sky. He really did grow up to be a NASA engineer! </li></ul>
  21. 24. Hands on Science <ul><li>We also got to participate in real life classroom experiments. Here we were challenged to create a structure that could withstand the heat of a blow torch. This was to simulate heat shields for reentry. We even saw ablation! </li></ul>
  22. 25. Multi Axis Trainer!
  23. 27. Apollo Command module
  24. 30. The Space Shuttle <ul><li>This is one of the orbiters used in the shuttle program. This never flew in space, but was used for training. </li></ul>
  25. 31. Simulated missions <ul><li>We ‘flew’ two simulated missions. Each of our crew had a job. The missions lasted about 2 hours. </li></ul>
  26. 34. Mission to assemble satellite for ISS.
  27. 36. Missions
  28. 38. The Lunar Lander Simulator
  29. 39. Aviation Challenge Simulated Helicopter Crash
  30. 40. TERROR!
  31. 42. Parachute Challenge <ul><li>Simulation of parachute jump. We were to jump from a 42 foot tower into the water. This was terrifying for me! </li></ul>
  32. 43. SPACE SHOT! <ul><li>The Space Shot simulates take off. We got to experience 3 Gs and about 2 seconds of weightlessness! </li></ul>
  33. 44. Mr. Thirsty <ul><li>Bodily functions </li></ul><ul><li>in space are interesting! </li></ul>
  34. 45. Urion
  35. 46. Rocketry
  36. 47. Micro Gravity Chair! <ul><li>This simulator is modeled after one the Apollo astronauts used for moon walk training. The chair is called the 1/6 chair because it is designed to simulate the Moon’s gravitational pull, which is 1/6 that of Earth’s. For example, a person who weighs 150 lbs. on Earth would weigh 25 lbs. on the Moon. Hence, the chair gives the trainees a realistic feeling of walking in the reduced gravity of the moon. </li></ul>
  37. 48. What is wrong with this?
  38. 49. Story Musgrave Real life astronaut. Extraordinary person!
  39. 50. Heroic repair 375 miles above Earth! Craftsmen tools come to the rescue!
  40. 51. Kid’s Space Camp Dorm
  41. 52. The Future? Is this what it will look like?
  42. 54. Rocket Comparisons
  43. 55. Why Mars? <ul><li>Both have water features </li></ul><ul><li>Seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Craters </li></ul><ul><li>Iron core </li></ul><ul><li>Polar caps </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>38% gravity </li></ul>
  44. 57. Guess what?! The next Moonwalkers and Mars commanders could be YOU!