Friday, March 10, 2017

NASA Finds Lunar Spacecraft that vanished 8 Years Ago


It's a ravioli! It's a UFO! It's ... a moon


Link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/health/nasa-chandrayaan-spacecraft-found/index.html

Summary: NASA has found two lunar spacecrafts. "They have been able to detect NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter [LRO] and the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft in lunar orbit with ground-based radar," said Marina Brozovic, a radar scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Connection: This relates back to the cold war, where we raced Russia to who can get to the moon faster. During this time, we lost many satellites when trying to get into space. This is similar to how we lost two satellites in space in 2009. 

Questions: 
1. Should the US expand their role in exploratory role in space?
2. How do you think Trump will decide?
3. How much should the US invest in space exploration?


20 comments:

  1. I definitely think that the US should start up more exploration in space since it really is such an unknown and eventually will become a key part in our future. It is something worth putting money into, however I do not think Trump will do this and instead divert that money into something else that the general public seems to "like". Its a very expensive program however I do think we will benefit from it and space is also just pretty cool.

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  2. I think that the US should expand their role in exploring space, It has the probability of finding new resources when Earth runs out. Additionally I think Trump will cut budgets, as he only sees certain relationships with countries as important and I think the US should invest more in its space program than it does with the military because the survival of the human race is so much more important than we think it is .

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  3. I also agree that the US should continue exploring space. There is still a lot we don't know about space and so many things yet to discover. I don't think Trump will invest much into space and cares more about other current affairs. The US should continue to invest into space exploration and strive to find more possibly habitable places and possibly even life.

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    1. I believe that you are correct. We don't have a president who knows much about science, and therefore won't invest in space.

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  4. I believe that the US should definitely expand their exploration in space. Space is such a valuable part of existence as it is where existence as we know it was formed. Trump will most likely want to explore more space due to his competitive tendencies. The US should invest as much as it takes to find answers.

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  5. The US should expand their role in space since there is still so much to research and further expand their knowledge about. I doubt Trump will willingly invest into space research however, once he is pressured to do so, he will. The US should continue investing as well as private institutions/people in order to gather as much information as possible.

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  6. The US should definitely expand their role in exploring space since it's fascinating to learn more about what's going on some place other than here. It's good to refresh their knowledge and keep to date with what's happening many miles away. I don't think Trump will have any care about what's going on in space unless he is needed to do so, like Jenna stated. I think the US should invest as much is doable for space since we learn new things and get to share that experience with others.

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  7. The US should expand their role in exploring space because we need to explore our universe, to find new worlds that we can move to once the Earth dies, because it will die to the way we are using it currently. I think trump will decide based on what his specific interests are.

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  8. I do not think that the US should continue in the exploration of space because it is a waste of tax payers dollars. I don't think that Trump will go along with this because he does know that it is a waste of money, and it could be helping something else. The US should invest the bare minimum so that money can go explore other more vital things.

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  9. I think The U.S should defiantly expand their role and continue to explore. I think trump will do whatever is expensive due to the fact he doesn't care about people that pay taxes.

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  10. I think the US should continue with the exploration of space because it is going to be a part of the world's future. I do not think Trump is thinking about space exploration because I think he is trying to appeal to the largest crowd, and the largest crowd does not include space exploration in their ideas.

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  11. i think the US should start to explore more in space because it is very important, but i don't think trump will agree.

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  12. i think the us should do that because they could find more stuff.

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  13. I don't think we should invest as much money in our space program because we have to focus more on conserving our plane than worrying about other planets and I think if we spend too much it a kind waste of money because we can spend that on things that we really need

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  15. I think the US should expand their research with a good amount of resources in outer space but not invest too much time and money in doing so. I think Trump will decide with a biased opinion and lean towards more of what his followers and supporters would want rather than what he feels.

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  16. US should expand their role in exploratory role in space. I don't believe that Trump will invest in US' space role. He might spend it on other things. US should not spend too much money on space, but enough to learn more about space.

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  17. I believe that the US should expand their role in exploratory space. There's still a lot to learn and discover if we continue to put more funds into it. However, I don't think that Trump would be willing to put funds into space exploration.

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  18. I think that the US should put more funding into the space program but, not too much

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  19. I think that the U.S. should spend a good amount of time exerting their role in space, it can allow us to seem powerful and will get us to an advantage in the overall progression through space. It is hard for me to say how much the U.S. should spend on space exploration because I do not have the knowledge to do so.

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