There has been an elaborate record of the history of space flight with a number of important events carried out by the past astronauts. Some of the interesting findings include human adaptability to space, symptoms of space adaptation syndromes, the application of space images in planning, and space and national security. The history of space flight begins from the 1869 when the first proposal was made for a manned station in the space, to the first use of terms like “space station” in 1952 through the 1961 when Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut, made the first mission to space that have turned out to be of great significance. This is because they have led to various explorations, which have in turn generated interesting findings. In this paper, I seek to give an account on how the course on the history of space flight has and will continue to help me in my future career and interest.
It has been interesting learning about the history of space. Personally, I have found it very useful learning the various important events in the history of space exploration. As an aspiring space astronaut, I have always known that an intensive training involving an extensive study of works of the earlier astronauts is compulsory. This is something that I have always been ready to do because of my determination to be among the scientists traveling to carry various scientific experiments and space explorations. I have always dreamt of visiting such space stations as the MIR and the International Space Station.
The history of space is full of the various astronaut tourists who carried out exciting missions emerging with great insights about the space. The history of space fight has been and will continue to be very helpful in my future interest and career. Most important to me will be the lessons I learnt on human adaptability to space and the symptoms of space adaptability syndrome as have been experienced by the astronauts who have visited the space. Additionally, the lessons on space and national security will also help me in assisting the intelligence service to help ensure the security of our citizens. Moreover, the lesson on the relevance of high resolution images in urban planning will also be helpful to me as a potential, professional consultant later in life.
To be more specific, the information published by NASA (2011) has enabled me to understand the different physiological systems which begin to atrophy and change as were experienced with those who stayed in space for some period of time. Equally, the knowledge on space stations, such as the International Space Station, which give the opportunity of living on-board for a long time, has demonstrated that being in zero gravity harmfully influences human health (Dismukes & Kauderer, 2009). Equally, the findings that 45% of people experience symptoms of space adaptation syndrome (SAS) shall remain very useful to me as I keep my dreaming of visiting the space alive (Brinckmann, 2007).
In conclusion, knowing such symptoms as related to space visit, as the closing of the nose channel due to the upward movement of body fluids, constipation, and the loosing of calcium will put me in a better position as an astronaut.