and the Soviet Union. This war was not fought with weapons but with technology to see who could out due each other. The space race came from this. Both the U.S. and Russia were trying to see who could send satellites and people into space. In the end the U.S. won the space race.
The Space Race (1950-1960s), was an event that has influenced many generations of human race. In the Second half of the twentieth century, the world’s leading power, the United States of America and the Union of Socialist Republics (USSR) were engaged in a global competition, also known as the cold war, where they were trying to influence “non aligned” nations to take a side in the war. Military, political, scientific and diplomatic effort would affect the balance of power in the world, the loser will fall and will lost the ability to control his sphere of influence. Both nations went to the moon, however only the USA made it back to the Earth. The Space Race has revolutionized the world, people 's societal views , and helped humanity in several
government actions during the beginning of the space race was the establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A few short months after Sputnik the U.S. attempted to launch its own Vanguard satellite. The rocket lifted off the pad at Cape Canaveral, FL and blew up shortly after. It was clear that the U.S. needed a more organized approach to winning the race against Russia.
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. The word Sputnik means satellite in Russian.
On February 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth three times and safely landed in the Atlantic Ocean. After this accomplishment, the U.S. was now equal in space exploration to the Soviet Union. His actions and dedication to the space program eventually contributed to landing a man on the moon in 1969. He also gave a well thought out speech about equal rights regarding racial segregation in hopes that it would come to an end. He passed a law that said
The Gemini XI mission from NASA’s Gemini Project set the current record for high-apogee earth orbit, performed the first direct-ascent rendezvous, and created the first intentional artificial gravity with the Gemini Agena Target Vehicle (GATV). In addition to these notable achievements, some of the other objectives included two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs), passive attitude stabilization of the combined Gemini XI-ATV craft, various scientific experiments, and a computer controller atmospheric re-entry.
The main outreach of the United States government that explores new boundaries never touched before, invents products never thought possible before, and most importantly inspires people has had its budget slashed since its creation. In 1958, National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created in response to Sputnik, the first satellite launched by humans (Goldstein, 2007, p.1). Dwight D. Eisenhower did not want the United States to fall behind Russia in Aeronautics. This decision sparked what is known as the Space Race, within the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the US.
The Space Race was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to see who had better advancements in order to get into space whether it is a dog or a person. The space race started in 1955 and pretty much ended when the United States sent the first man to land on the moon in 1972. Up until that point the Soviet Union was ahead of the United States but when the United States landed a man on the moon it ended the race. The space race relates to exploration, encounter and exchange because The United States encounter the Soviet Union which caused them to explore the space and their limits in space and they exchanged ideas on what they can send into space. During the space race the United States had many encounters with the Soviet Union which is what pushed them to win the race.
She became the first female astronaut to go into space Mae C. Jemison came to Earth on September 20, 1992 for eight days or 190 hours in space. Mae C. Jemison noted that societies should recognize how much women and people can contribute if given opportunities. On October 17, 1956 a astronaut was born in Decatur, Alabama, Mae C, Jamison. Her father Charles Jemison was a carpenter and a roofer,
With the television becoming a necessity in the modern home, it grew in popularity. As technology furthered people wanted to see more things and it excited them. As technology advanced even more, the people of the U.S, decided to invest in space ships. They used these spaceships to put the first man on the moon. It showed just how advanced America was.
Furthermore, one long-term impact of the Space Race is the improvement of foreign relations as joint efforts between the nations achieved far more with cooperation rather than competition. The Cold War was between two superpowers, both of which tried to compete with each other relying on their own nation’s resources, but in doing so they proved that both sides were capable of great feats. Therefore, when the war ended with a period of detente, the two nations teamed up in 1975 to launch the Apollo-Soyuz project, the first joint US- Soviet space mission. NASA astronauts in an Apollo Command and Service Module met Russian cosmonauts in a Soyuz capsule, but most notably a jointly designed docking module fulfilled the main mission, evidently showing that two different nations with different space-craft had the potential to both dock in orbit. Moreover, the mission itself allowed both sides to alter misconstrued perceptions of the others.
, 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
During the 20th Century between 1955 and 1972, The Space Race was a competition between the Soviet Union and the United States. The competition was for supremacy in spaceflight capability. In 1957 a Soviet R-7 ballistic missile launched Sputnik. Sputnik was the first artificial satellite and man-made object to be launched in Earth’s orbit. This was something America did not like.
Throughout the 20th century, our views of space have changed. We started thinking about space, with the same way we started thinking about Pythagoras’s theory of how the world is round. Curiosity and rivalry have ignited the space race, but rivalry between United States and Soviet Union has boosted the development of the space race. The Cold War was ongoing so neither of country wanted to lose to each other. Also, this race determined which country was more advanced compared to another.