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Owen Lepsky

Mrs. Palcko

English 112

24 May 2017

Annotated Bibliographies

History.com Staff. Apollo 11. History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2010,

www.history.com/topics/apollo-11.

The apollo 11 space mission was the result of many years of preparation and toil.

The idea of a moon landing was first conceived on may 25th 1961 when President JFK

declared to congress: I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal,

before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to

Earth. President Kennedys dream would be realized in time, but not before tragedy

would strike. In 1967 three astronauts were killed by a fire inside of the spacecraft,

Apollo 1. Two years later the apollo 11 space mission would become a reality, in 1969

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins would man the spacecraft that would

eventually land on the moon. Later they would safely land in the Pacific Ocean.

The information from history.com is credible because it held true when cross

checked with other sources. The author is the history.com staff and they are credible

because they are very professional with their website and topics of discussion.

History.com is also very forthcoming with their information and has various ways to

contact them, supporting the statement that they are a creditable source.
History.com Staff. The Space Race. History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2010,

www.history.com/topics/space-race.

The period of time known as the cold war was an era of rivalry between the

United states and the Soviet Union. Although there were different factors in the cold war,

perhaps one of the most captivating was the space race. The space race was first thrown

into the spotlight when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik. Sputnik was a satellite, a new

invention that amazed the world. The success of sputnik was embarrassing to America,

and they wanted to catch up in their technologies. Their first success wasnt soon enough

though, the Soviets would have several more innovations before the United States would

have their first success, sending alan shepard into space. Later the United States would

officially pull ahead in the space race by way of the Apollo missions. The Apollo 11

mission would be the first time mankind had set foot onto the moon, a great feat,

overshadowing most prior space related achievements. The space race was arguably won

by the United States when they set foot onto the moon, and tensions between the two

countries would gradually subside.

The information from history.com is credible because it is concurrent with other

sources across the internet. The author is a staff of people and they remain professional

and formal with their information. The publisher A&E is a credible source who has

produced quality content for many years.


Space Program. Space Program - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library &Amp;

Museum, JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM,hg

www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Space-Program.aspx.

This article highlights JFKs involvement and promotion of the space race and

nasa during his presidency. After Sputnik was launched JFK was spurred into action, he

wanted to be the best in the world. President JFK went before congress and asked for 7

billion dollars, equated to an astronomically high value today. Much of this money would

go to NASA an American company dedicated to science and space travel. The United

States would finally progress forward in the space race when they sent John Glenn Jr.

into orbit, this was a huge step in closing the gap between America and the Soviet Union.

His efforts went on the secure the United States place in history as the winner of the

space race, and would ultimately be realized on july 20, 1969.

The site is credible because it is the John F Kennedy Library and Museum, which

is obviously respected and well known. it is also professional in the way it is set up and in

how the information is given.


Sharp, Tim. International Space Station: Facts, History &Amp; Tracking. Space.com,

www.space.com/16748-international-space-station.html.

This article is about the international space station. The ISS was first launched in

1998 and has been continuously occupied since 2000, there are also ongoing plans to

improve it. The article lists the technical specifications which put the ISS at 861,804 lbs

and as large as a football field. The largest ever crew size aboard the ISS was 12. The

article also lists some problems with the ISS citing safety concerns and unsafe

procedures, many of which are expected to be replaced in the near future by robots or

new technologies.

This site and article article are reliable. The author is experienced and has worked

at a number of Prestigious papers such as the NY times. Previously, he was a Technology

Editor at the Online Editor at the Des Moines Register. He received his degree from

Kansas University.
History.com Staff. Challenger Disaster. History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2010,

www.history.com/topics/challenger-disaster.

The article highlights that although there has been great progress in space travel, it has

not been without cost. On the day of the challenger disaster spirits were high, the entire

nation was watching and waiting for the new astronauts to make them and their country

proud. The crew consisted of seven people, one of which was a school teacher, the

country was particularly distraught over her death. The challenger looked as if it would

have been going fine, but soon after they got off of the ground the entire shuttle exploded.

This story is to remind us that however far we have come its not been without cost.

The information from history.com is credible because it is concurrent with other

sources across the internet. The author is a staff of people and they remain professional

and formal with their information. The publisher A&E is a credible source who has

produced quality content for many years.


Citations

Dunbar, Brian. Glenn Orbits the Earth. NASA, NASA, 20 Feb. 2015,
www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/bios/mercury_mission.html. Accessed 24 May
2017.
Dunbar, Brian. What Is a Satellite? NASA, NASA, 16 June 2015,

www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-a-satellite-5

8.html. Accessed 14 May 2017.

Dunbar, Brian. Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space. NASA, NASA,


www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/sts1/gagarin_anniversary.html. Accessed 24
May 2017.

Editor, Tim Sharp Reference. International Space Station: Facts, History &

Tracking.Space.com, 5 May 2016,

www.space.com/16748-international-space-station.html. Accessed 12 May 2017.

History.com Staff. Apollo 11. History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2010,

www.history.com/topics/apollo-11. Accessed 12 May 2017.

Koberlein, Brian. How Fast Is the Universe Expanding? Phys.org - News and Articles

on Science and Technology, Universe Today, 10 Feb. 2015,

phys.org/news/2015-02-fast-universe.html. Accessed 10 May 2017.

Rainey, Kristine. Space Station Research Facilities and Capabilities. NASA, NASA, 1

Apr. 2015,

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/facilities_category/index.html.

Accessed 12 May 2017.

Staff, Space News and SPACE.com. Timeline: 50 Years of Spaceflight. Space.com,


www.space.com/4422-timeline-50-years-spaceflight.html. Accessed 24 May
2017.
Strudwick, Matt. Humans Have 100 Years to Find a New Home, Warns Stephen

Hawking.Mirror, 14 May 2017,

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/stephen-hawking-warns-must-colonise-104199

66. Accessed 14 May 2017.

Wilson, Jim. Journey to Mars Overview. NASA, NASA, 16 Sept. 2016,

www.nasa.gov/content/journey-to-mars-overview. Accessed 14 May 2017.

Staff, History.com. Sputnik Launched. History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009,

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sputnik-launched. Accessed 18 May 2017.