Hayley Dietrich: Space SunShield

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Hayley Dietrich: Space SunShield

Hayley Dietrich: Space SunShield

CitationDiscovery Channel. "Discovery Project Earth: Discovery Channel." Discovery Channel: Science, History, Space, Tech, Sharks, News. 2010. Web. 14 Dec. 2010.

Hypothetical Test1: Show light refraction using bigger lenses, light, smoke, and lasers. If that works, the test passes.2: Drop a cradle fulll of lenses off a tall building to see if the lenses don't get cracked. If they survive, it passes.3: Demonstrate MEM technology at the microdevices lab at NASA. If that is a success, it passes.4: Experiment in a centrifuge to see if the lenses withstand high g forces. If they do, it's good.5: Launch the lenses from a coil gun into space. If they make it, it works.5: Shoot lenses from a coil gun to see if the viability of using this method to put the lenses into space.

Design Specs1: Space SunShield has to withstand lots of light.2: The lenses have to be dropped off a building in a cradle.3: It has to orbit Earth.4: It has to go through MEM testing.5: Last, it has to withstand high g forces.

Design BriefThe problem here is that the sun is warming up Earth, and it is getting really warm. We cannot stop this issue, so the Project Earth team invented Space Sun Shield. It is millions of lenses in outer space that orbit around the sun. It is efficent because Space Sun Shield keeps Earth from getting overheated.

Describe InventionThe invention Space Sun Shield is basically billions of lenses in outer space. The geo-engineer Roger Angel designed it. The Space Sun Shield helps Earth by protecting it from sun rays that make the Earth warm. The lenses block the sun's rays from making Earth too warm, which is why it's called "Space Sun Shield." The lenses that are used for this invention are made out of a very thin material. This invention was supposed to lower Earth's temperature, but sadly, the Space Sun Shield is not ready to go out into space. If the Space Sun Shield was going into space, then if it worked the sun rays would shoot somewhere else, thanks to the lenses. The lenses orbit Earth so it doesn't get too warm from the Sun. Space Sun Shield isn't made out of just one lense, it is made up of billions of lenses.

Explain RelevanceFirst of all, we are the ones causing global warming. Whenever we take a ride to the store in the car, the car is unleashing CO2. Also, the Earth is our home, so if we want to live on Mars in the next 50 years, we have to find a way to do something about global warming, which leads me to my next reason on the relevance of knowing about global warming. If we know what is causing global warming, we can find a way to stop it, and we can live in a good Earth, one without a lot of CO2. Knowing about global warming will let us prevent future problems like the polar bears' habitat loss in the Arctic. Plus, global warming can totally mess up our lifestyle, and if it's messed up, we might not live as long as we would like to live. When global warming attacks us, wouldn't you like to know in advance instead of hearing President Obama announce it on the news for the first time? Then we will have all our food and water stocked up if we leave Earth. There is too much CO2 in the air, which is why all this is happening. We need preventive measures, like solar powered cars instead of your everyday Jeep or Toyota. That makes us one step closer to solving the problem. Last, when global warming comes, Earth will be non-inhabitable, so we can't live on it. I don't know any other place I want to live aside from Earth, so that is a reason why we need to know about global warming.


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