Some may say the U.S. could have bribed them so they wouldn’t expose the U.S., but if the U.S. had the money to bribe them, why couldn’t they use that money on building a rocket. The Soviet Union and Japan could easily prove that the landing was real because they tracked it. Why would the Soviet Union lie about Apollo 11, when they could expose the U.S. and be the first country to actually get a man on the moon? In 2009, 40 years after the moon landing, pictures were taken of where the Lunar Buggy was on the moon. These pictures can prove that the U.S. did land on the moon.
The money spent on the space race was not a legitimate use of government funds because the money could have gone to more relevant causes, it is extremely dangerous, and exploration beyond earth is unnecessary until we can first solve problems on earth. This money could have gone to more relevant causes. NASA spent twenty three billion dollars on manned programs from 1961 to 1969(Granath). This money could have gone to much better causes such as education and healthcare. Many communities in the US need more funds for education that NASA is instead using for space exploration.
The argument claims that the money invested in the "Space Race" in the 1960's was well worth the high cost due to the many technological advances and therefore, the government should commit to a Mars Landing by 2020. Stated in this way, the argument fails to mention several key factors on which it could be evaluated. The conclusion relies on assumption, for which there is no clear evidence. Therefore the argument is weak, unconvincing and has several flaws. Firstly, the author claims that because of the many technological advances due to the "Space Race", a commitment to a manned mission to Mars will produce similar results.
This book was published in 2011, which is part of an era where NASA, and other space exploration organizations, were trying to develop practical ways for humans to travel to Mars (still are). The variety of references to real modern technology in this book display how essential the time period was to the writing of this book. There would be a huge amount of guessing when it comes to the technology needed to live on mars if this
Another reason is that we wouldn’t have been able to see that Jupiter has 4 large moons, without it. Discoveries can mean a lot to humanity, that’s how we have evolved since, ancient times. His discoveries have made a big difference in the world. If it wasn’t for him we still would have thought that the moon was smooth, but with his telescope he saw that it had craters, valleys, mountains, and a geographical terrain. How his discoveries have impacted our lives, is that we would have had a little bit of knowledge of space, or even the universe.
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.
Although technology would reach great heights in a shorter period of time than ever before and break gender boundaries, the Space Race brought along many negatives such as environmental hazards, mechanical failures, and medical hazards. It is well known that throughout history women have been considered of lesser value than men in the space program. It was not until the United States government was in a race against the Soviets that this attitude began to change. The Space Race
Some provide education, farming assistance, healthcare and complete construction projects for people in need around the globe. This organization has helped improve foreign attitudes towards the United States. He wanted the United States to lead the way in space exploration. Prior to his presidency, the United States was always one step behind the Soviet Union in space endeavors. JFK increased spending on the space program in order to try and get ahead in the space race.
Just in our pursuit in this new frontier pushes our scientific minds to new limits and we begin to discover new technologies and advancements in our own world before we even reach the stars. c. We will begin to create new products from our own resources that are yet to be invented. We will become more advance and may find answers to some of the old problems we deal with in today’s world. VI. Transition: Once we have taken off in space we are sure to find and organize to resources and materials for our existing
We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here. If we are to be properly prepared for such a venture we will have to continue space exploration, regardless of the consequences of putting more foreign objects that potentially could pollute outer space. Topic 1: In ancient times, various cultures interpreted the strange objects suspended in the sky in various ways. Some thought it was just a work of god and accepted it. Others recognized patterns in the ways the objects moved.
To sum up the similarities, President Obama and former president Reagan drew upon the indomitable spirit of the American people and the exploration of the unknowns to find ways to peacefully fund space program efforts. Respectively, they saw economic benefits to being leaders of space exploration. The differences are seen largely through the administrative details in government size. The challenges of leading a space program in the greatest nation can be intimidating. Each president, as mentioned, has come away with noteworthy advancements in the future of mankind’s space
This paradox got me thinking about space travel, and if we will be able to visit other planets like Earth one day. I also started to think about the Drake equation, which I learned about in high school. The Drake equation looks at different things like the formation of stars and the probability of other life-sustaining planets, which in turn gives us a number of civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy that we can detect electromagnetic emissions from (The Drake Equation). While I thought quite a bit about extraterrestrial life, I also thought about the fact we are stuck on Earth. The first thing that immediately comes to mind with that is how we are going to produce enough food.
Before the space race The United States hadn’t done much exploring in space or what they could send up into space but this race with the Soviet Union encouraged the United States to start exploring their limits and everything outside of our world. The United States’ first achievement was the explorer one which was the first satellite sent into space. This helped them to understand their limits on space exploration as said in this quote "We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them." President John F. Kennedy, 1962. The space race has impacted the world in a way that has given everyone the idea that there really are no limits if you set your mind to something and you really want to do
Would the military have a right to deploy weapons then? Not under the current terms of the treaty, no. As technology improves over the next several decades, or longer, the idea of civilian space travel is not so far-fetched. NASA is already planning a mission to Mars, and if missions see continued success, there is no doubt that States will invest their time, money, and resources to expand the space industry further. It needs time to develop before a decision can really be determined.
To conclude, the United States should spend the money needed to explore the outer space because it can inspire other people in the future, accelerate technology development, and create efficiency here on earth. Alun Salt, an Archaeoastronomer at the University of Leicester says, “Historical materials suggest that there was of such sharp division between earth and sky in the ancient world. Instead there was one cosmos. Space exploration reveals that while there is not a divine link between the heavens and the earth, it is true that what happens up there can affect what happens down here. It would be useful to know about the cosmos, rather than just be a victim of it.” Although the costs of space exploration are high, the benefits is proven