The Space Race refers to the 20th century competition for dominance of space flight capability during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. They both sought to prove their superiority in its technology, military power, and extensively their political-economic systems. Between 1957 and 1975, space programs were established and man was sending satellites and their own people into space. The Space Race impacted both countries and paved the way for current technologies used today.
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.
In fact, there was a law passed entitled “Extra-terrestrial Exposure Law” that required the astronauts to remain in quarantine before being evaluated and processed by scientists. Afterwards, the astronauts were cleared of any alien “pathogens” and allowed to celebrate the great victory of their space mission. Historically, the moon landing represents one of the greatest space exploration missions of humankind, which was accomplished by the expert astronautical skills of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins in the Apollo 11 space
John wanted to go to space again same as Bob. So they had a plan to go to space again. They fixed their spaceship’s engines, windows and they filled the petrol tank with fuel. They also cleaned the spaceship and it looked like new. Bob made an experiment to make the powerful engine even more powerful.
Ray Bradbury’s 1950 dystopian novel, The Rocket is a short science fiction classic based on a man who fantasizes of travelling to space. This futuristic tale communicates, how anyone is authorized to travel to space without any prior experience and preparation on how to operate and navigate a rocket. The story of the The Rocket, is based during a more advanced time in the future as anyone at that time is able to fly to space as long as they have money to support their trip, the protagonist is a father, named Fiorello who wants to bring his family to space, but to do that he must save a lot of money as the trips are far too expensive, nobody believes that he will be able to accomplish this task and even when people are that it’s impossible
THE WATERGATE SCANDAL The Space Race was a crucial part in the advancement of technology. The United States of America and the Soviet Union were in a competition to get the first man in space. In 1957, a new era of space exploration had launched, this was known as the Space Race. The Space Race fueled the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States.
Kennedy was sworn as the 35th president at noon on January 20, 1941. In his inaugural address he spoke of the need of Americans to be active citizens famously saying “Ask not what you can do for your country, Ask what you can do for your country”. The address reflects kenndys confidence that his administration would chart an historically significant course in both domestic policy and foreing affairs. Foreign policy was dominated by America confrontations with the Soviet Union manifested by proxy contests in the early stage of the Cold War. Also one of the best things he do was to set the goal of “ landing a man on the moon and returning the same man back to the earth” by the end of the decade Kennedy speech transformed NASA and the space program.
And could we be the first to do so? Had to be answered. During Apollo missions 1 through 10 NASA learned a lot from each mission. The landing of the Apollo 11 mission on the moon
It put the USA’s and the USSR’s space/rocket development programs up against each other to put the first man in space and then onto the moon. The Space Race had its roots in the Arms Race and the Nuclear Rocket Program. As more and more money was piled into the Race it finally bore fruit for the Soviets on October 4, 1957, “a Soviet R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth’s orbit” (The Space Race). The Americans put their own up the following year, Explorer 1, in the next 12 years’ great steps would be made in the field of Rocket propulsion systems and man would go into space, finally culminating with Neal Armstrong landing on the Moon in 1969. All these steps in Space exploration would never have been possible if the USA and USSR had not been continuously trying to improve on their own rocket systems in order to get ahead of each other in the Cold War.
In September of 1962, President John. F Kennedy gave his influential “Nation’s Space Effort” speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas, or better known as the “We choose to go to the Moon” speech. President Kennedy was able to utilize rhetorical strategies to help him influence the American people in order to push the nation’s goals. His speech was given during the beginning of the “space race”, between the United States and the USSR, and during the Cold War which makes his promises significant. At the time of the President Kennedy’s speech, the Soviet Union(USSR) had already successfully launched and maintained a satellite for the last four years, moreover, the Soviet’s had already successfully put the first man in space.