The Apollo program was a series of planned, manned space flight missions with the ultimate goal of sending a man from the United States to the moon before the Russians could send their own person. The mission that landed the first people on the moon was Apollo 11. This mission became famous worldwide as people watched the first steps Neil Armstrong took on the moon from the television. This momentous event changed the tide of the space race and it displayed that America was superior in space technology, programs and showed that the United States was the true world power. The United States did beat the Russians to the moon in the end; despite the Russians having launched their satellites into space first.
According to the Apollo 11 Surface Operations Overview, the Apollo 11 astronauts had many tasks to perform during extravehicular activity. For one, they collected many samples that are still around today. All of their samples were collected successfully. NASA.gov shows how Michael Collins orbited the moon while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the moon. Imagine how peaceful it must have been!
The two countries wanted to prove their technology, military power, economic system, and political system. The space race was a part of the Cold War. The space race began as the Soviet Union sent Sputnik and the first man into space. Sputnik was launched on October 04, 1957. Sputnik is world’s first artificial satellite.
An astronaut named Yuri Gagarin was launched in space, known as the first man outside the Earth’s orbit in the spacecraft Vostok I. These incidents hurt the pride and ego that caused the American’s to take a step at such drastic measures even though they faced many failures in the space race. The events in the space race still continue… After this incident years went by and finally the day arrived where America will take the upper hand. Apollo 11 was launched into space in July 20th, 1965. The space craft was named The Eagle.
The first, was to place a manned space capsule into a orbital track circling the Earth. The second, was to figure out how space affected humans and their ability to work in that environment. The last objective was to successfully and safely recover the capsule and person inside back to the surface of Earth. However, before NASA could put a man in a capsule they had to make sure it was safe. In doing so there was a series of launches that were needed to prove that NASA could safely launch a man in space.
In Kennedy’s speech, he claimed that the United States would reach the moon by the end of the decade. He used multiple metaphors throughout the speech, he even compared the idea of space exploration to that of climbing Mount Everest. One of his most famous lines from this speech is, “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”. This quote from his speech is an example of the usage of Pathos, in the fact that it provokes an emotional response from his audience.
What was the “space race” and how was it related to the Cold War? During the beginning of the 1960’s, the Soviet Union and the United States were racing to put a man into space first. Russia was the first country to put a man into orbit, but America was the first country to have a man land on the moon. It related to the Cold War because of the political tensions between the U.S and Russia. The space race was an example of the advancements both
He has helped test many machines to make space exploration possible and be able to learn about the universe. For example, in the article, How did Neil Armstrong change the world?, it says, “Neil Armstrong changed the world by becoming the first man in history to successfully pilot a spacecraft to land safely on the lunar surface and then walk on the moon.” This tells us how this event changed how space exploration is and the machines to run it. Also he helped teach and advance the technology used for space exploration. As said in the article Neil Armstrong by A+E Networks, it states, “...he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati as a professor of aerospace engineering.” Which shows how he helped space exploration to help us to learn
Scientists have been busy analyzing the bounty of data and are busy creating new missions to find out more about comets. One of the reasons scientists want to study comets is that the icy bodies on comets could have delivered the organics and all molecules needed for life when they ran into the solar system . Past comet missions and ground-based telescopes have seen dozens of molecules on comets, including organics. Today scientists are not doing anything more with the Rosetta Mission but, a year later NASA created a mission called the “Deep impact”. The Deep impact mission is similar to the rosetta’s because scientists launched a probe into space that was designed to study the interior composition of comet Tempel 1 by releasing an impactor into the comet.
Both countries had to go through a lot of trial and error with most of their mistakes coming from experimenting with something they know very little about. The Soviets had the early lead over the Americans and they had just a fraction of the funding that the Americans were pouring into the research and development of there program. Americans had one of their big setbacks when three astronauts were killed in a launch simulation because there craft caught on fire and they did not have enough time to get out before the fire got to them on January 1967. The Soviets had one of their biggest setbacks in January 1966 when the chief engineer of the space program died, along with debate within the country weather the whole operation was worth the time and money. Just shortly after their first big setback the Soviets put themselves down again when on July 1967 Vladimir Komarov died when the spacecraft he was in failed to successfully deploy its parachutes on reentry, which lowered the morale of the Soviets program.
When Shepard and Mitchell landed on the moon in January, they managed an impressive amount of science work, but they soon grew more confused as to where they were. They were lost during their expedition up the side of a large crater. The men soon grew tired and overheated as they pressed on toward the crater rim. They had two choices: “try and make the rim or carefully and scientifically document the rocks they were climbing past. They did neither.” They did what they could do, they grabbed samples and took some photographs before continuing
There’s also tracks where a Lunar Model has been, and Neil Armstrong 's footprints. Lot’s of other countries including the Soviet Union, and Russia were tracking Apollo 11. Did the war make us feel the need to win the space race? Now time for my rebuttal. How do you know it was the lunar buggy that left that mark?
Was the NASA Moon Landing of 1969 Real or Fake? In 1969, all of America watched as NASA sent the first manned ship into space and to the moon. Hundreds of people gathered around the launch station and thousands watched the live broadcasting on the news. As the countdown reached 0, the rocket with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldron and Tim Collins flew to space and America gave a sigh of relief. Now it was time to watch as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon to plant the American flag on the moon symbolizing our victory in the notorious “Space Race” with the Soviet Union.