MOON LANDING’S There is a huge controversy today about the United States of America landing on the moon. Many people believe that Neil Armstrong did not land on the moon, they believe it was a hoax. Others believe that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin really made it to the moon. 1969 is when people believe Apollo 11 made it to the moon. Apollo 1 through 10 were unsuccessful.
The Space Race The Space Race was revolutionary to space exploration we all know today. As Neil Armstrong said as he took step on the moon, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The space race opened many more doors for space missions by proving that the United States (U.S.) had the technology to do so much more as well. According to an article entitled “Space Race” by history.com, the Space Race was triggered during the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union. Both countries wanted to prove they had the best technology, science, and economic systems. The U.S. and the Soviet Union realized after World War II that rocket research would be very vital to their own military tactics.
Apollo 13 had a disaster that was mostly important, because there were people (three men) inside losing their oxygen. The NASA thought of making another Apollo, which was the Apollo 13 mission. Thirteen minutes after they heard the bang, the Apollo 13 crew had noticed that a white wispy cloud was beginning to surround the module, which was their oxygen. This disaster is what they had encountered. Before the disaster, the men were supposed to go to the Moon and find some information for the NASA, and since they could not make it they had to find a way to make it back to Earth safely.
Information more valuable than a satellite could ever obtain (Space Race). The choice made by John F. Kennedy to place a man on the moon opened an endless realm of possibilities for space exploration, while simultaneously uniting and boosting the morale of the American people together. After the long-lasting fight of World War II, the only two great powers that were left in the world were the United States and the Soviet Union. Both countries differed in many ways. For example, they were dissimilar economically, politically, and culturally.
He surely did succeed when Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk the moon in 1969. John F. Kennedy said he would do it before the end of the decade and he really did. Without him the Space program would have never expanded and we would have been destroyed in the Great Space Race. So only eight years after this speech two American Astronauts walked on the moon. This speech is a very powerful speech, which convinced the minds of America to put their power in NASA and win the Space Race.
The introduction into the space program took ahold of the world throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. With Apollo 11 making it to the moon, anything seemed possible. Although following missions made going to the moon seem routine, Apollo 13 was named the successful failure. Even with everything that went wrong, the teamwork and the leadership used to finish the mission ultimately got the pilots home safely. The program was the third planned to land men on the moon and the seventh manned mission to space.
As the third attempt on landing on the moon, Apollo 13 was meant to be an improvement for the previous failures, but ended up as a danger to people working in space. Apollo 13’s launch happened on April 11, 1970, and lasted for 6 days. NASA sent 3 men, including Fred W. Haise, James A. Lovell, and John L. Swigert. Initially, Ken Mattingly was supposed to join the crew but was replaced by Swigert because he was supposedly diagnosed with German measles. The team’s mission was to land on the moon, but some serious catastrophes like engine failure made their mission extremely treacherous.
There are people who have gazed upon the moon, which orbits the earth, and debated with themselves a philosophical question along the lines of “Did NASA ever really land there?” or “Was Apollo 11 faked?” These people have been inquiring about an event people have been speculating about ever since Apollo 11 was allegedly on the moon. Speaking of Apollo 11, this trip supposedly took a bunch of photos of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, and based on these photos, viewers can conclude that faking the moon landing would have required technology that NASA did not have and it would require everyone working on the project to keep quiet. There were also natural occurrences on the moon, which had large numbers of people questioning whether
The Space Race While the Cold War was going on the Soviets send their first probe to orbit the moon...Luna 2.Then in 1961 the Soviets send the first man to orbit the Earth (Yuri Gagarin) flying in the Vostok 1. (“Apollo 11”) A month later on May 5th the first American was sent to space (but not to orbit. )Apollo 8 was launched from Cape Kennedy at 7:50 A.M. on December,21,1968,Apollo 8’s mission goal was to orbit the moon. It was a successful, mission (Udvar). Seven months later the Soviets suffered from a launch pad explosion.
Section B: Summary of Evidence American Inferiority to Soviets • Soviet’s Sputnik device was eight times heavier than what the U.S planned and launched much sooner. • Soviets claimed to understand American “difficulties” but disclaimed their competition with America in conquering space. Improved Space Technology • American fears were provoked because the Soviets were able to launch a major space technology while the United States had failed twice. • Prior to Russian launch of Sputnik, Americans thought that they were superior to the Soviets. • Began the Space race in America against the Soviet Union to close the “space gap” • Although President Dwight Eisenhower had tried to downplay the importance of the Sputnik launch to the American