26MAR 2017
Engineering and Mechanics

Engineering and Mechanics

Program Overview Mechanics is the study of forces that act on bodies and the resultant motion that those bodies experience. With roots in physics and mathematics, Engineering Mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences: civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Engineering Mechanics provides…

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24MAR 2017
First Astronaut to walk on the Moon

First Astronaut to walk on the Moon

We all know of the pioneering journey of, Buzz Aldrin and the sometimes forgotten third astronaut Michael Collins. Armstrong and Aldrin were the first astronauts to successfully land the (LM) Eagle on the Moon in 1969 whilst Collins orbited in the Command and Service Module (CSM) Columbia . We have seen…

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22MAR 2017
Joe Engle Astronaut

Joe Engle Astronaut

On June 29, 1965, U.S. Air Force pilot Joe Engle qualified as an astronaut, though he wouldn’t join NASA’s astronaut corps for another nine months. That Tuesday morning, Engle flew the X-15 rocket plane to a peak altitude of 280, 600 feet or 53.1 miles, 3.1 miles beyond the threshold of where air ends…

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20MAR 2017
Russian astronaut Watch

Russian astronaut Watch

Space and watches Since the earliest days of space exploration, astronauts and watches have been closely linked in the public imagination. The highly technical, specification obsessive, gadget laden environment in which space exploration happens make the watches worn on space missions seem more exciting…
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18MAR 2017
Moon landing astronauts 1969

Moon landing astronauts 1969

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body. Apollo 11 achieved its primary mission - to perform a manned lunar landing and return the mission safely to Earth - and paved…

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16MAR 2017
Astronauts suit material

Astronauts suit material

A spacesuit is a pressurized garment worn by astronauts during space flights. It is designed to protect them from the potentially damaging conditions experienced in space. Spacesuits are also known as Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) to reflect the fact that they are also used as mobility aides when an astronaut takes a space walk outside of an orbiting spacecraft. They are…

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14MAR 2017
Astronaut requirements

Astronaut requirements

Just think — this could be you. Well, no. We don t use those nifty jetpacks anymore. Starting in December, you can apply to become a NASA astronaut. Starting Dec. 14, the space agency will accept applications for the next class of astronaut candidates — some of whom may be involved in a future Mars mission. “This next group of American space explorers will inspire the Mars generation…

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