Texas and the Aerospace Industry


Texas History The Civil Rights Era and Modern Industries Texas and the Aerospace Industry
Students learn about the role of Texas in the history of space flight. They research the history of the Johnson Space Center. Then they explain the contributions that the JSC makes to Texas. Finally, they consider the pros and cons of a manned mission to Mars.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn about the role of Texas in the history of space flight. Next they research the history and goals of the Johnson Space Center. Then they consider the pros and cons of a manned mission to Mars.

Objectives:
  • Identify the role of Texas in the history of space flight.
  • Analyze the history and goals of the Johnson Space Center.
  • Consider the pros and cons of a manned mission to Mars.




Buzz Aldrin Salutes the U.S. Flag on the Moon


“Houston, we have liftoff! “

“Houston … I've got the world in my window.”

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

“Uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

Why Houston? In this experience, you will learn about the important role of Texas in the history of space flight.


If students are interested, you can identify the quotes for them:

  • “Houston, we have liftoff!” NASA Chief of Public Information Jack King, Apollo 11 mission, July 1969
  • “Houston … I've got the world in my window.” Astronaut Mike Collins, Apollo 11, July 1969
  • “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, July 1969
  • “Uh, Houston, we've had a problem.” Astronaut John Swigert Jr., Apollo 13, April 1970


Objectives

  • Identify the role of Texas in the history of space flight.
  • Analyze the history and goals of the Johnson Space Center.
  • Consider the pros and cons of a manned mission to Mars.


Search the Internet for an image that represents the U.S. space program and its connection to Texas. Upload the image to the canvas below and add a caption.


Look through the photo gallery that you and your classmates have created.


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