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.
To many people the Space Race was one of the most important events of the 1900’s. It started during the cold war when the Soviets and America were racing to get the first ever man on the moon. In order for America to accomplish this goal, there had to be an ambitious president in office. Fortunately for America, John F Kennedy wanted to win this Space Race more than anyone in the United States. On September 12, 1962; John F Kennedy gathered the nation at Rice stadium in Houston Texas to give a speech about the Space Race.
By the time the booster separates, it didn't have fuel left to make it back to Florida. Even if it did, it would cost a lot of money to do so. Believe it or, it's easier all around to just land it back on a drone-powered ship in the middle of the Atlantic. All in all, the mission saved SpaceX millions. Now, where does the competition stand.?
This quote from Reagan’s speech highlights just how adamant he was about continuing space exploration. If space exploration was exterminated due to the crash, then they would have died in vain. “And perhaps we’ve forgotten the courage it took for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly.” He speaks on how the crew members were brave and full of courage, which shows that space exploration isn’t 100% safe. Reagan says “On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama.
They honored and respected the members that died because of the Challenger Explosion. The Challenger Explosion showed the public that space travel isn’t as safe as an airplane flight, like some people thought. Without it, people may not have realized the risk every mission an astronaut takes every time they go into space. The Challenger Explosion affected people all around the USA, even children, with the deaths of every member, including a highschool teacher. Along with this tragedy, people’s view on NASA decrease, as a revelation was brought up to them that space travel isn’t a hundred percent safe.
In the 20th century, there was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union for supremacy in spaceflight capability. The race for space exploration gave birth to many advancements in science and technology that are still relevant today. This rivalry also created advancements in gender boundaries for women. But also brought a new wave of worries and problems such as safety and environmental hazards. 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.
Herblock makes a perfect attempt on unmasking the negative and poor side of a worldwide victory and success, this proves those coming together (around the world) for a worldwide “phenomenon” but when bigger issues shown in his cartoon, examples of more significant things than the moon landing, in which many are unaware of the issues. To add, one of the first articles, like “Man on the Moon” written by The Times talks about insignificance of the moon landing when it mostly discussed about rocks, a technique of sarcasm, mockery. America misused their money on the highly glorified event shows that those
Space exploration has long been a debated topic. From the days where there was controversy between whether the universe revolved around the Earth, because god made humans special, to whether Copernicus’s idea that the Earth and the other planets of the solar system revolve around the sun was true. Then there was the space race where there was a dilemma based on what was ethical to be produced and sent to space (such as weaponry during the cold war). The more contemporary problem involves the exploration of space and the danger that space debris poses. 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.
Do you know what caused the space race? The thing that caused the space race was that they wanted to see who had the best science/technology . this competition between the two countries gives them a way to get involved in the Cold war. They wanted to know who has the fastest/better science Do you know how long was the space race?
Scientific experimentation, especially space exploration, can be impractical and wasteful. Furthermore, in a 2014 news article published in the Washington Post, written by Walter Pincus, specific nuclear programs in the U.S are actually increasing their budget. Pincus describes a certain nuclear project that the U.S government is sponsoring, "The most costly refurbishment, about $643 million, is for the B-61 bomb, which is carried by strategic bombers based in the United States" (Pincus). Although the U.S already has a nuclear arsenal that could potentially destroy the world, it continues to invest in its nuclear weaponry. This shows the degree to which society can waste its resources in
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.
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.
Did the government make this up to scare off our opponents in the vietnam war? The United States of America was in a space race against Russia, and the Soviet Union. Is this conspiracy fact or fiction? People around the world believe it did happen, but me, well not so much.
In 2010, President Obama cut funding for several NASA missions including a mission that would have put Americans back on the moon by 2020. "I understand that some believe that we should attempt a return to the surface of the Moon first, as previously planned. But I just have to say pretty bluntly here: We’ve been there before," Obama said. This opinion is shared by many Americans, but what many Americans don 't realize are the amazing benefits of space travel. If Tyson were to hit on these point in a way that Kennedy did he would be much more successful.