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Who is responsible for space exploration?
NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA is a U.S. government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air and space. The Space Age started in 1957 with the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik.
Who is the most famous astronaut in the world?
Neil Armstrong may be the most famous astronaut of all, as the first man to step foot on the moon, and the speaker of the phrases “The Eagle has landed” and “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
What is the name of the new vehicle developed by NASA to transport crews of astronauts to space?
NASA’s Space Launch System, or SLS, is a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle that provides the foundation for human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. With its unprecedented power and capabilities, SLS is the only rocket that can send Orion, astronauts, and cargo to the Moon on a single mission.
Has there been a person on Mars?
As of 2021, only rovers have been on Mars. The farthest humans have been beyond Earth is the Moon. The list of crewed Mars mission plans shows the various mission proposals that have been put forth by multiple organizations and space agencies in this field of space exploration.
Is there people in space right now?
There are currently 10 people in space right now.
What is a Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV)?
The Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) concept is designed to be flexible depending on the destination; the pressurized cabin can be used both for in-space missions and for surface exploration of planetary bodies, including near-Earth asteroids and Mars.
What skills do you need to get to Mars?
Skills and technologies needed to get to Mars — such as space navigation, docking, and undertaking spacewalks — were developed during the Gemini missions to put a man on the Moon in Apollo.
What if you landed your spacecraft on Mars?
Assuming you did actually manage to land your craft in one piece, the next challenge is to explore your new world. With only one third of the gravity of Earth, and an atmosphere made mainly of carbon dioxide, Mars presents challenges for walking and vehicles alike.
Could a campervan be used to explore Mars?
Dr Clarke believes the same applies to vehicles. If you want to explore Mars, travelling up to 100 kilometres from the landing site, you’ll need something a little better than the golf buggy-sized lunar rover used by Apollo. “We’re going to need something like a pressurised camper van,” says Dr Clarke.