Egor Reznikov 9/11/2015 Manned Space Flight: The Colonization of Space
Description of project
This report is about the history of human colonization in space.
1.When and where was the aerospace invention invented and further developed?
The first piece of the ISS was launched in 1998 by a Russian rocket. After 2 years the station was ready for people.
2.Who were the people that made significant contributions to the original invention and the development of the technology? How did they work, individually, in teams, or with other countries?
The countries that helped build the ISS were the European countries (ESA), the United States (NASA), Japan (JAXA), Canada (CSA), and Russia (Roscosmos).
3.What advantages does this invention offer compared to other forms of living?
You would be able move a percentage of the humans off the Earth and help preserve it. There is many resources that we could use to survive. Also you would move away from the dangers that are negatively affecting Earth.
4.What are the disadvantages of this invention compared to other forms of living?
The temperatures are very different than on Earth. A typical night on Mars is about -70°C. There is so little oxygen so if something goes wrong you could possibly die very quickly.
5.How has the invention changed since it was first introduced?
Space colonization has started with the International Space Station, but later we might colonize other plants such as Mars. All we have now is the ISS for humans to stay in space.
6.How, shown through a timeline, has the invention changed from its original form to its present form? Be sure to list the major milestones and events during its history.
Jan. 1984-Reagan directs NASA to build ISS Nov. 1998-First ISS Segment Launches Dec. 1998-First U.S.-built component launches Oct. 2000-First crew resides on the station Feb. 2001-U.S. Lab Module added Feb. 2008-European lab joins ISS Mar. 2008-Japanese lab joins ISS July 2011-NASA selects CASIS to manage the ISS research environment
7.How, using photos and drawings, has the invention evolved?
The only station that we have for humans to live on in space is the ISS. The ISS had to built, in different parts, over a span of years.
8.Through your own prediction, how do you think the invention may change in the future?
I think we will be able to populate other places such as Mars or the Moon. People will want to colonize other places if something will go terribly wrong on Earth.
Picture of all Parts together on the ISS. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/International_Space_Station_after_undocking_of_STS-132.jpg
Destiny U.S. Lab http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/115924main_destiny_098-331-0017.jpg
Picture of ISS with labels to different parts http://www.daviddarling.info/images/ISS_final_configuration.gif
1.Based upon the research about the aerospace invention you selected, what was the most surprising aspect of the invention that you discovered?
What surprises me is that many different countries were able to work together to build the ISS and research together.
2.After hearing all of the presentations about different aerospace inventions, how would you compare your chosen aerospace invention with the others described? Was its impact more important, less important, and why?
Other projects mostly started many years before mine because the colonization of space had started in 1998 and the projects are mostly advancements in flight. They are more impact full right now because they helped changed how flight is right now. Later if humans colonize other bodies of mass then my project could be more impact full.
3.If given more time to research another aerospace invention, what would you like to learn more about?
How flying machines have changed throughout history and how it has affected human life.