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Afrikaans huistaal

Graad 7

Module 11

Mark shuttleworth

Mark shuttleworth - die man in die wolke

Op 25 April 2002 is 'n vuurpyl vanaf Baikonoer gelanseer en minder as agt minute later het dit die aarde se atmosfeer verlaat. Sover as wat die oog kon sien, was die ganse woestyn bedek met vroeë lenteblommetjies – ‘n veelkleurige tapyt wat gestrek het tot op die horison. Die enkele wit rookpluim wat deur die vuurpyl agtergelaat is, en bokant die blommeplaat uitgestyg het, kon vir kilometers ver gesien word. Binne in die klein en beknopte kapsule wat deel van die vuurpyl uitmaak, was 'n span van drie ruimtereisigers, die Rus en ook die vlugkaptein, Juri Gidzenko, Roberto Vittori, die Italiaanse vlugingenieur, en Mark Shuttleworth, die Suid-Afrikaanse internet-miljoenêr. Die posisie wat hy tydens die vlug beklee het, was dié van tweede vlugingenieur. Die hoof verskil tussen hom en sy twee mede-ruimtemanne was dat hy R208 miljoen uit sy eie sak betaal het vir die voorreg om die ruimtereis te kon meemaak. Mark Shuttleworth was nie net 'n ruimtetoeris nie; trouens, hy het 'n sleutelstap verder gegaan: hy het homself maande voor die tyd aan 'n streng en byna moordende ruimte-opleidingsprogram onderwerp.

Opdrag 1:

Om as ‘n groep te dink en te redeneer

[lu 5.1.4]

  1. Groepbespreking
  1. Oor watter persoonlikheidseienskappe moet 'n ruimtevaarder beskik?
  2. Hoekom?
  3. Sal jy met jou persoonlikheidseienskappe 'n ruimtevaarder kan word?

Baikonoer : poort na die sterre

Toe die eerste werkspanne in 1955 begin het met die konstruksie van wat vandag bekend staan as Baikonoer, die dorp vanwaar die Russe hul ruimtetuie lanseer, het hulle nie geweet wat hulle bou nie. Aanvanklik het dit bloot bekend gestaan as Terrein 10. Die posadres was Moskou-400, maar die werkers was in die woestyn van Kazachstan, 2 300 km suidoos van die hoofstad.

Op die vlaktes rondom Terrein 10 het die ander "terreine" een vir een vorm aangeneem. Terrein 9 was 'n sementfabriek en Terrein 15 was 'n aanloopbaan vir vliegtuie. Die Sowjet-elite is by Terrein 17 in luukse akkommodasie gehuisves. Terrein 3 was 'n vuurpylbrandstoffabriek. En toe, in 1956, Terrein 10.

Om mee te begin, is 'n enorme trog in die grond gegrawe, blykbaar die grootste mensgemaakte gat in die wêreld. Rondom die gat is vier reuse-pilare opgerig met 'n dik betonblad bo-op. Dit sou dien as die lanseerblad waarvandaan Spoetnik in 1957, en Joeri Gagarin in 1961 gelanseer is.

Na Gagarin se historiese vlug moes die Sowjet-Unie die naam van die lanseerterrein aan die Internasionale Lugvaartfederasie bekend maak sodat dit amptelik as vlugrekord erken kon word. Die politieke base van die Sowjet-Unie wou aanvanklik die ligging van Terrein 10 geheim hou, en het die naam van die naaste dorp ingedien - Baikonoer, 'n myndorpie 300 km verder.

Vir bykans veertig jaar was Baikonoer sinoniem met die Russiese ruimteprogram. Ten spyte van die feit dat die dorp die afgelope klompie jare erg verval het, is dit nog steeds die episentrum van die Russiese bemande ruimteprogram.

By die ingangshek is 'n sekuriteitshuisie met die woorde "Poort na die sterre" teen die muur. In die dorre woestynlandskap anderkant die heining is daar 15 lanseerterreine, monteeraanlegte, antennevelde, aanloopbane, beheersentrums, lanseerblaaie en spoorlyne.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Afrikaans huistaal graad 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 09, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11016/1.1
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