In the article "Astronaut breaks US space record," the author explains how Peggy Whitston, a NASA astronaut, broke the US "most accumulated time in space" record. The author also gives facts about Peggy Whitston to show that she is an important figure in space, as well as how the Trump Administration is interested in space. It is an essential text because it shows one of the many achievements of NASA's Astronaut Corps. It comes fourth because it shows what can be considered an achievement in space.
In "China launches two-man crew to station module," the author explains how it is an important landmark for China. The author gives quotes from major figures to support that it is a milestone, and explains the experiments to happen in the future. This is an essential text because it shows the achievements of another nation. It comes third because it shows that we are not the only players in the space race.
In "Under Trump, the Moon Regains Interest as a Possible Destination," the author explains how, under the Trump administration, there is again an interest in the moon as a destination. Many large privately owned companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, have a large interest in going to the moon. Although it is "very expensive," many officials still believe a moon mission to come about soon. "Under Trump, the Moon Regains Interest as a Possible Destination" shows how under the new presidency a moon mission is to come about. It comes last because it is to be in the future.
In "Gravity, Who Needs It? NASA Studies Your Body in Space," the author reveals how being in space for extended periods of time is harmful. In the article, the author also outlines the five main categories related to the stressors of the astronaut. There are many things that have the potential to kill you in space. This is an essential text because it highlights the dangers and obstacles engineers need to face when creating a manned space vehicle. It comes second because it shows the challenges in creating a space vehicle.
In "NASA studying twins to find out long term health effects of living in space," the author shows how scientists across the country made an effort to analyze the Kelly twins' (two identical twin astronauts; one in space, one on earth) blood to find out the long-term effects of space. There were some difficulties pertaining to the unique qualities of blood, as well as the scarcity of it. This is an essential text because it shows one of the experiments that scientists do in space. It is second-to-last because it shows one of the many experiments done in space.
In "Discovery's Final Flight," the author reports on the importance of the ISS & shuttle program, as well as how said shuttle program is reaching an end. The author gives some examples of projects on the ISS, such as "filling a bottle with outer space." This is an essential text because it gives a history of a previous mission. I start with this text to show a previous achievement.