Test 2 Notes - Course note #3 in Supplemental Packet. I....

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-1Course note #3 in Supplemental Packet. I. Understanding of moon/planets at Dawn of Space Age (1957) 1. Thought lunar surf filled with dust and unsupportive of landing craft. Knew nothing of moon’s far side. 2. Thought that mars had some type of life. 3. Knew virtually nothing about rotation periods of Mercury and Venus. 4. Not all moons, rings, other features of outer planets were known … required sending spacecraft to find out more info. “Dreams of Ships to Sail the Heavenly Breezes” early dreamers included: Chinese, Arabs, Greeks- predominantly military and ceremonial applications. -17 th Century-Kepler and Galileo- established the “astronomy” necessary to journey into space. 19 th - H.G. Wells and J. Verne wrote Sci-Fi stories of space travel using anti gravity devices to leave Earth. Early 20 th century- Konstantin Tsiolkovski- “father of space travel”- develops models/theories/concepts of liquid fueled rocket engines. Mid 20 th century- Robert Goddard (U.S.) & Werhner Von Braun (Ger.)-Practitioners who launched the first liquid fueled rockets. Feb. 29 Cold War Era- Post WWII- U.S. vs. Russia - 1957-1958 International Geophysical Year (IGY) --gathering of world scientists, describe discoveries around the world. Pretty much everything about earth was understood at this time, so they started looking toward the skies. - Objective Launch Earth satellites, USA and Russia announced they were going to
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course UI 416 taught by Professor Cwick during the Spring '08 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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Test 2 Notes - Course note #3 in Supplemental Packet. I....

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