The Benefits Of The Space Race

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“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” (Armstrong). Although cliche, this moment was the crowning achievement of National Space and Aeronautics Association (NASA) and the United States during the Space Race against the Soviet Union during the 1960’s. The Soviet Union’s surprising launch of an unmanned probe into space, shocked Americans. The United States reacted with the creation of NASA and a mission to out pace the Soviets in space exploration and technology. All of this cost a lot of money, but it was money well spent. The Space Race and the funding the government gave to NASA was all worth the cost because of the technologies developed by NASA during it, it showed that capitalism worked better than communism in a government,
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