Presentation on theme: "Technological Advancements and TV. A New Era in Space Invention of the SPACE SHUTTLE – a reusable spacecraft with wings that could rocket into space and."— Presentation transcript:
A New Era in Space Invention of the SPACE SHUTTLE – a reusable spacecraft with wings that could rocket into space and then glide back to earth April 12, 1981 = 1 st Space Shuttle launch 1983: 1 st Woman in Space = Sally Ride
A New Era in Space January 1986: Challenger Shuttle exploded after liftoff, killing all seven people on board (defective seals on the rocket boosters) as thousands of spectators looked on. Devastating disaster that confused/frightened Americans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljPYmSdyVZc Reagan assured Americans that exploration of space required bravery and this event was no exception
The Challenger Seven were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly…They had that special grace, that special spirit that says, ‘Give me a challenge and I’ll meet it with joy.’ They had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths…We’ve grown used to the idea that we’ve only just begun. We’re still pioneers…Sometimes painful things like this happen. It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons. The future doesn’t belong to the faint-hearted; it belongs to the brave!
A New Era in Space 1988-2002: 87 successful shuttle missions to place satellites into orbit and for exploration Space shuttles were perfect for reaching SPACE STATIONS: orbiting platforms that served as bases of operations for space research. Hubble Telescope - 1990 International Space Station Funded by 16 nations
Two of the most striking characteristics of The Simpsons are its social criticism and its references to other cultural forms. John O'Connor, television critic for The New York Times, has labeled the program "the most radical show on prime time" and indeed, The Simpsons often parodies the hypocrisy and contradictions found in social institutions such as the…family, mass media, religion and medicine. Homer tells his daughter Lisa that it is acceptable to steal things "from people you don't like." Reverend Lovejoy lies to Lisa about the contents of the Bible to win an argument. Krusty the Clown, the kidvid program host, endorses dangerous products to make a quick buck. Homer comforts Marge about upcoming surgery with the observation that "America's health care system is second only to Japan's... Canada's... Sweden's... Great Britain's...well, all of Europe." The critical nature of the program has been at times controversial. Many elementary schools banned Bart Simpson T- shirts, especially those with the slogan, "Underachiever, and Proud of It." U.S. President George Bush and former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett publicly criticized the program for its subversive and anti-authority nature. - http://emmytvlegends.org/interviews/shows/simpsons-thehttp://emmytvlegends.org/interviews/shows/simpsons-the