Pre-University Paper from the year 2020 in the subject Didactics - English - Miscellaneous, grade: 14, , language: English, abstract: Many children dream of being astronauts and traveling to space. Many hopeless romantics look at the sky in the evening, count the stars and think about how beautiful the moon and sun is. But does anyone ever wonder what's happening up there? Or what are the conditions like? How did the children start dreaming of such thoughts? What are the reasons why humanity started discovering space? And does it have any advantages for us? Or is it just a political game between two great powers? In my research work I am going to try to answer these questions. After World War II, it did not take long for a new conflict to begin, which occurred between the world’s two greatest powers. The democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union. The battle was known as The Cold War (1947-1991). Neither country fought directly in an open fight. They used many different places to demonstrate their great power, to show their opponent what kind of weapons they have. Starting with the Berlin Blockade (1948-1949), the Vietnam War (1956-1975) and The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962, until the last crisis occurred during the 1983 NATO exercise. The conflict did not just remain on Earth. In the late 1950s, Space was a new dramatic theater in the Cold War for this Power showing off race. Both countries tried to overcome the achievements of the other, which was called the Space Race. At the beginning I will explain how this cooption started and what the reasons were. The leadership was for the Russians, so they were more successful in the beginning, therefore I will write about the achievements they had before the United States joined this race. But the United States wasn’t satisfied with being behind in the “game”, so they decided to set up NASA space exploration and they challenged themselves with one of the biggest projects that had great success in the late 1960s and these are my fourth and fifth points that I want to discuss. Thereafter I will investigate whether there was a winner in the end or not. Lastly, I will show the benefits of these races, because thanks to it, there are many new useful inventions and developments that have made our lives easier.
It's now conceivable to develop a mission in Mars that can take humans to Mars and return them to Earth more safely and inexpensively than ever before, because of the advent of revolutionary new technologies from space firms and university academics. Rising Mission to Mars presents a well-established plan beginning with the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster to rekindle our hope in the human spirit by understanding the history and presence of life on Mars with the assistance of human crew on-site to provide more in-depth observational analysis than the unmanned rovers, while also establishing an atmosphere like Earth to investigate the possible prospects of life on Mars with the hope that possibility of human extinction could decrease by the colonization of other planets. Rising Mission to Mars goes in-depth to outline a feasible and cost-effective plan for Mars Manned Outpost Mission, which would initiate settlement on Mars and open the door to an entirely new frontier of possibility for human civilization.
This sweeping reference work covers every aspect of the Cold War, from its ignition in the ashes of World War II, through the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Cold War superpower face-off between the Soviet Union and the United States dominated international affairs in the second half of the 20th century and still reverberates around the world today. This comprehensive and insightful multivolume set provides authoritative entries on all aspects of this world-changing event, including wars, new military technologies, diplomatic initiatives, espionage activities, important individuals and organizations, economic developments, societal and cultural events, and more. This expansive coverage provides readers with the necessary context to understand the many facets of this complex conflict. The work begins with a preface and introduction and then offers illuminating introductory essays on the origins and course of the Cold War, which are followed by some 1,500 entries on key individuals, wars, battles, weapons systems, diplomacy, politics, economics, and art and culture. Each entry has cross-references and a list of books for further reading. The text includes more than 100 key primary source documents, a detailed chronology, a glossary, and a selective bibliography. Numerous illustrations and maps are inset throughout to provide additional context to the material. Includes more than 1,500 entries covering all facets of the Cold War from its origins to its aftermath, including all political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, and cultural aspects Incorporates the scholarship of more than 200 internationally recognized contributors from around the world, many writing about events and issues from the perspective of their country of origin Offers more than 100 original documents—a collection that draws heavily on material from archives in China, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union Provides hundreds of powerful images and dozens of informative maps detailing specific military conflicts and movements of various groups Includes a detailed chronology of important events that occurred before, during, and after the Cold War
In the post-World War II era, the Soviet Union and the United States wanted to gain the advantage in international security. Both engaged in intelligence gathering. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of the espionage game. • Details how and why the United States and the Soviet Union maintained and evolved their robust spying capabilities from the end of World War II to the present era • Highlights how the espionage and spying employed by the United States and Soviet Union involved far more than just people placed to obtain and transmit information • Provides a foundation of knowledge to understand the tension between United States and the Soviet Union over current issues such as Georgia, Syria, and Ukraine, as well as the expansion of NATO into Central and Eastern Europe • Includes compelling stories in espionage history, including the Manhattan Project, the convicted Rosenberg spy couple, the U-2 incident, and the discovery of Russian "sleeper" cells in the United States in 2010
3 breakthrough guides to building, revitalizing, and sustaining great brands — and profiting from them! In three indispensable books, you’ll discover powerful new ways to build, rebuild, and sustain any brand — and leverage branding to supercharge profits and growth. In Six Rules for Brand Revitalization, Larry Light and Joan Kiddon teach the invaluable lessons of one of history’s most successful brand revitalizations: the reinvigoration of McDonald’s®. Drawing on that experience, the authors introduce a systematic blueprint for resurrecting any brand, and driving it to unprecedented success. Learn how to refocus your entire organization around common goals and a common brand promise...restore brand relevance based on profound knowledge of your customers... leverage innovation to reinvent your total brand experience… create a “plan to win,” and execute on it. The Truth About Creating Brands People Love reveals 51 bite-size, easy-to-use techniques for building great brands, and keeping them great. Learn powerful truths about positioning brands and developing brand meaning; using brands to drive corporate profits; managing advertising, pricing, and segmentation, and much more. Finally, What’s Your Story?: Storytelling to Move Markets, Audiences, People and Brands shows how to leverage the universal human activity of storytelling: your most powerful, most underutilized tool for competitive advantage. Legendary business thinkers Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker help you take control of the stories your business tells, make them believable and unforgettable, make them move your customers to act! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Larry Light, Joan Kiddon, Brian D. Till, Donna D. Heckler, Ryan Mathews, and Watts Wacker
****The nation's favourite cartoonist - Express**** Brilliantly witty and full of irreverent fun, this compilation is the ideal addition to your Giles collection! The 2019 collection takes a wry look at how Giles observed the most seismic and superficial events of his time. From January to December throughout the years, the common threads of life then and now are scrupulously interrogated under his pen. Treating perennial occupations such as Christmas parties, royal weddings and petrol prices with the same rigour as space travel, nuclear anxieties and perpetual debates about the EU, Giles investigates the weighty and the whimsical in equal measure. Fans of Giles will be thrilled to receive the latest annual treat from the archives of the celebrated cartoonist of the once biggest selling daily newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, whose work won him huge admiration and accolades including being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century.
A Two Drama Collection: Angel of Peace and Parallel Universes is a collection of two plays; one an inspiring, historic narrative about Samantha Smith, a ten-year-old girl from Maine and the other one is a pure fantasy about a computer game that takes the performers and the audience to a parallel universe. "Parallel Universes" is the name of a computer game favored by the astronauts in the sci-fi novel, The Tellurians, also written by Betty J. White.
Intrepid Media is a 2nd generation social network and promotional site for writers and other artists. Founded in 1999, Intrepid Media has grown to over 1000 members around the world, including New York Times bestselling authors, writers represented by major agencies, novelists, journalists, freelancers, technical writers, bloggers, students, and everything in between. GREAT THINGS WILL HAPPEN TODAY: THE INTREPID MEDIA 2008 COLLECTION is a look at the last year like no other -- funny, biting, witty, insightful, thoughtful -- it's the best of Intrepid Media from an historic year in an historic edition. There something in here for everyone and a little something especially for you.
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes--the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers--and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time!
Denver's Conservation Library was established in 1960 as a repository for environmental and conservation documents. In chronicling its history, Andrew Kirk also traces the cultural history of American environmentalism as viewed through the lens of this unique institution. He tells how this library created by an older generation of technophobic men evolved into a cutting-edge laboratory for alternative technology research run by young women, mirroring tumultuous changes in American culture and social movements over the past four decades.
Not everything goes bump in the night. Some glide sorrowfully through castle halls and others stalk the dark, looking for prey. From monsters who died long ago and still walk our world, to creatures who herald death, to those mourning the loss of a king, or grieving a loved one, the short pieces in this collection are themed around death, loss and the undead. NOTE: This collection draws together short pieces from the flash fiction and poetry collections in this series, but includes a number of short stories that can only be found within its covers.