A spaceship is a special aircraft designed and built to fly in the outer space. Spaceships are used to explore the universe, collect weather information, observe the earth and launch communication satellites. Currently, there are over seventy countries that have space programs. The notable ones include United States, Russia, China, India, United Kingdom and North Korea. These countries spend billions of dollars in space technology each year. It takes an average of about twenty years to build and launch spaceship into the space. This is because space ship building requires the highest level of precision. This time can be reduced by teaching the space building technology in elementary schools located in US. The students in these schools have the capacity of learning the technology and applying it in building spaceships. To this end, this project intends to transfer the space building technology to elementary schools. The project involves building of spaceship by distributing tasks to individual students. The space exploration is gaining a lot of interest from governments across the world. Consequently, the space programs are projected to rise in the future. By investing in the space ship building, schools and individual students are poised to benefit immensely from the project. Successful schools shall receive contracts for building spaceships from exploration agencies across the world. The students will also be recruited to work in space programs in United States and other countries. More importantly, the students will get the opportunity to travel to space using their spacecraft.
This application shall be developed using Java program and it shall be accessible to instructors and students. The students and instructors shall use various online resources to design and build a spaceship from scratch. The system shall allow them to manipulate inputs and view the results. It shall also have an application for calculating various parameters required in the process of building the space ship. This system shall be hosted in Apache server running on Linux Operating system. Apache server supports many configurations that are necessary for the system to run smoothly. Linux provides greater security features needed to protect the data and information contained in the system. The contents of the system shall be viewed by all major browsers which include Mozilla, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer and Safari. The client shall only be expected to install Java Runtime Environment and Flash in order to view tutorials and use simulation application.