Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Preferred Name - First Author

Lepp, Nicholas

Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department

School of Communication Studies

Advisor(s)

Michael Davis

Lindsey Shook

Daniel Schill

Abstract

This study researches and discusses the discourse surrounding the retirement of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s manned space shuttle program in 2011, drawing conclusions about the public’s reaction towards the event. This study first examines framing as a method for understanding how information gets coded in people’s brains, and then gives a brief history of the space shuttle program and its cancellation. It then analyzes the rhetoric presented to the public through the three most popular newspapers by website traffic to understand the public’s reaction towards this event, and draws conclusions about the likely effect of those reactions on future NASA space exploration.

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Rhetoric Commons

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