The Race to Outer Space How was the United States involved in the Space Race and how did this impact the American status and relations internationally? Stephanie Cheng US History Soublet B2 April 8, 2015 Introduction The Cold War was a time of not only military tension, but also political tension between the opposing sides. The superpower nations opposing each other were the United States and the Soviet Union. The reason for such tensions was mainly because the two superpowers were of completely different organizational structure and held opposing morals and beliefs: one being a Marxist state while the other being a capitalist state. After both nations announced in 1955 that they would start launching ballistic missiles,
With the world on the brink of possible Nuclear Armageddon, the tension created from the Cold War affected the whole world, let alone just the USA and Russia. Every nation was impacted in some way. The Cold War was an era that consisted of tension, panic, Nuclear rivalry, and proxy warfare. The US and Russia became superpowers in the absence of Germany, numerous conflicts broke out throughout the world, and the resulting tension escalating pushed many individuals in the world into a mindset of paranoia and panic. The possible future was looking grim for many who feared the war of Capitalism versus Communism.
JFK increased spending on the space program in order to try and get ahead in the space race. He was the first president to ask Congress for money to help land an American man onto the moon. 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.
During the years preceding the World War I, exponential progress in space technology was made in countries like Germany, the USSR and the USA. Unsurprisingly, their activities received an enormous boost during the war and afterwards, leading eventually to the great breakthrough of 1957, when Sputnik I became the first satellite to orbit the Earth in outer space. In April 1961, Yuri Gagarin completed the first manned space flight and in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon. It had, by then, already become apparent that legal rules were indispensable, if confusion and undesirable practises in the use of outer space were to be avoided. While on the subject of history, it is worth going through the evolutionary
Both the powers possessed the over kill power, which made the situation very explosive. SEATO and Warsaw Pact: To check the onward march of communism in South East Asia and the Middle East America formed SEATO and MEDO respectively on the pattern of NATO. The USSR retaliated this mover by forming a Communist Defence Pact better known as the Warsaw Pact. It aimed at countering the assault of imperialism and capitalism. This divided the whole world into two groups the American bloc and the Soviet bloc.
The documents of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had landed the first humans to the moon have appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos and are effective in achieving its purpose. These documents were composed by different sources appealing to the audience and its use of ethos, logos, and pathos and how they each comply to make the documents potent to its purpose. Document 2 is a speech written for president Richard Nixon in case if there was a moon disaster. This speech was addressed to US citizens to notify them that the astronauts unfortunately could not make it back. Nixon appeals to pathos by using a strong sense of adjectives to describe their hard work they have done throughout this journey.
South Korea became a capitalist country and North korea became a communist country. North korea sent their army to invade South korea. The United nations sent help for south korea. Neither sides won and the war ended in 1953. The other hot war that went on was the Vietnam war between South and North korea.
Comparing the cost of space exploration against the investment made in human well being Comparing the cost of space exploration, to what extent is it ethnically correct to the expenses made on earth To what extent are the benefits of space exploration worth the cost? INTRODUCTION: Space exploration, we all hear about it, we all know about it, and we all are intrigued by it. But we don 't really know all of the implications it needs to be performed. It all starts with an initial idea, with a theory to be proved, but all the steps that follow, are part of an interdisciplinary huge effort, some times, to decide at the very end that it was not relevant and useful, but sometimes, it can change the course of our knowledge. Space exploration is
A resistance led by the United States began as reaction to the new ideology. This, in Hegel’s terms, can be described as the antithesis, which turned into what is known as the Cold War. That period created a new balance of power, a bipolar global system, with the Soviet Union on one side and the United States on the other side. Although this conflict did not lead to a direct confrontation between the two major powers, it divided the world into two camps. The second stage of Hegel’s dialectic, the conflict, in this case lasted for almost a half century, and it occurred in multiple fields including proxy wars, militarism, and space race.
Is space exploration worth the cost? Space, the final frontier, where no man has gone before. Except astronauts have, and it costs taxpayers billions. But the real question is, is it worth it? Space exploration started in 1957 when Soviet Russia launched the first artificial satellite called Sputnik 1.
The beginning of the Space Race began with the Soviet Union’s successful launch of Sputnik in October of 1957. Shortly after in 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous space exploration speech to Congress. In it, he asked for more resources so that the United States could send a man to the moon and bring him back to Earth safely before the decade was out. With the Soviet Union being the first initially in every major milestone, the United States knew it needed to respond quickly. President Kennedy’s speech to Congress kicked off one of the most expensive and ambitious adventures this country has ever done.
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.
"The Cold War was an ideological contest between the western democracies especially the United States and the Communist countries that emerged after the Second World War" (Tindall 972). The United States and the Soviet Union had differences over issues such as human rights, individual liberties, economic freedom, and religious belief. "Mutal suspicion and a race to gain influence and control over the so called nonaligned or third world countries further polarized" (Tindall 945). After the WWII Soviets dominate European countries and thought the U.S. had the same motives. At the end of the second world war there was an argument about who was more responsible for the cold war the Soviet Union or United States.
The Cold War put both of these nations at test to see who could succeed the most. Disagreement between the two superpowers, the U.S and the U.S.S.R is what started the Cold War, just as disagreement is the start of any other war. Disagreements grew and became feuds and feuds caused tension, which created an uncomfortable position and lifestyle for everyone. When the United States and the Soviet Union’s alliance ended, they realized they had different viewpoint on how nation’s should
The Apollo program was a series of planned, manned space flight missions with the ultimate goal of sending a man from the United States to the moon before the Russians could send their own person. The mission that landed the first people on the moon was Apollo 11. This mission became famous worldwide as people watched the first steps Neil Armstrong took on the moon from the television. This momentous event changed the tide of the space race and it displayed that America was superior in space technology, programs and showed that the United States was the true world power. The United States did beat the Russians to the moon in the end; despite the Russians having launched their satellites into space first.