anthony morris
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2020-10-06

astr-1101

  • Apollo Missions presentation
    • Goal --> humans on the Moon
    • JFK speech
    • NASA went from fire/death --> boots on the Moon in 2 years
    • Took 8 years to land on the Moon
    • Missions
      • Apollo 1
        • Flash fire in the launch capsule
        • All 3 astronauts died
        • Almost shut down the Space Exploration Program
      • Apollo 2 & 3
        • Cancelled
        • Not useful enough for the cost
        • Became unmanned tests of the Saturn V rocket
        • Launched before Apollo 1
      • Apollo 5
        • Included Lunar Module
      • Apollo 6
        • Final unmanned Saturn V launch to verify safety
      • Apollo 7
        • First manned mission
        • Significant amount of unused equipment
        • Orbited lower Earth
        • Windows would fog up a lot
      • Apollo 8
        • First manned mission to orbit the Moon
        • First humans to ever see the far side of the Moon
      • Apollo 9
        • Test to see if the lunar module could land on the moon
        • Took place in Earth's orbit
      • Apollo 10
        • Dress rehearsal --> tested all elements of a moon landing while orbiting the moon
        • Tested all components required for Apollo 11
      • Apollo 11
        • First Moon landing
        • Big leap for NASA and the USA; the space race was won
      • Apollo 12
        • Second manned landing on the Moon
        • Retrieved remains of Surveyor III
      • Apollo 13
      • Apollo 14
        • Spent two days on the surface of the Moon
        • Landed in the lunar highlands
      • Apollo 15
        • First three day stay on the Moon
        • First usage of Lunar Rover
      • Apollo 16
        • Landed in the lunar highlands again
        • Picked up more scientific studies
      • Apollo 17
        • Last lunar mission
        • Three days on the Moon
  • Arecibo Observatory & The Very Large Array
    • VLA
      • Constructed in 7 years
      • San Agustin in central New Mexico
      • 28 25m radio telescopes
      • Used to communicate with Voyager 2 as it flew by Neptune
      • NRAO VLA Sky Survey
        • Astronomical survey of Northern Hemisphere
        • Everything north of -40˚
      • Used by SETI to search for extra terrestrial life
    • Arecibo Observatory
  • Interactive physics simulations