On September 12, 1962; John F Kennedy gathered the nation at Rice stadium in Houston Texas to give a speech about the Space Race. The speech was so inspiring that Americans wanted to practically go in space right there and then. The mission to land a man on the moon was called Apollo 11. The soviets got off to a much better start than the Americans did. In 1957 the soviets launched the first ever satellite in space called “Sputnick”.
After another four days traveling between the moon and the Earth, the command module landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24th, 1969. This marked the end of a historical space mission to travel across the void of space and to successfully land on the moon. More so, astronauts were able to walk on the moon and explore the lunar surface through direct physical contact. The previous 5 Apollo missions had been designed to travel to the moon and make lunar observations from orbit, yet this mission defied all of those observational patterns by allowing an objective obseevati9on by Astronauts on the lunar surface. Finally, the astronauts were quarantined due to the fact that they had been in an alien environment.
His scheduled flight was postponed multiple times and gave Russia the successful chance to send the first man into space. Shepard eventually launched on May 5, 1961. He named his spacecraft, Mercury Spacecraft 7, Freedom 7. Alan Shepard became known as the second person in space and the first American in space. As technology advanced, the Soviet Union and American space programs continued to advance and compete against each other.
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. With leading rocket scientists such as the Head of the Soviet program Sergei Korolev and the USA’s Wernher von Braun leading the way in new Scientific
On January 9, 1969 Armstrong was named commander of Apollo 11, and that was the first try to land a human on the moon. On July 16 1969 Armstrong and his pilots took off to the moon. About seven hours after they landed, they opened the door and walked down the ladder before he became the first man to walk on the moon, He said “that’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind “. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent more than 2 hours outside the craft. They studied the surface and collected rocks, and after a day, they left and docked with Collins while he was in orbit then all three flew back.
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. Therefore, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958, which established NASA as America’s leading entity in in space utilization.
The future of space exploration will have forever changed from this moment on. On July 16,1969, man did the impossible, and landed on the Moon. The mission to arrive in total lasted a little bit over eight days. July 20 was the official day of the landing. The whole idea started with the President of the United States at the time, John F. Kennedy.
After the long, hardships of World War Two the Cold War had begun. This was a period of distrust between global superpowers Russia and the United States of America. This brought Kennedy into the limelight with his ambitious desire for America to be the first out of the two to have a man on the Moon this then commenced the highly competitive space race. The decision was announced to the general public
The speech accomplished what it was after because NASA got a man on the moon in 1969, but JFK never got to see the event. Even though he never saw the event, any speech can be compared to his “We Chose to go to the Moon” because every speech has a purpose and uses rhetorical components in some way that benefits the speaker. Pathos, ethos, and logos were used so that the audience gets the speaker what he/she wants. That was the same as what Kennedy did through his speech. At the end of the speech Kennedy again, talks about how people spent money on tobacco products instead of the space program.
SpaceX is floating on cloud nine after the success of their Falcon 9 launch and landing on April 8. On that rocket was the Dragon capsule that safely delivered supplies to the International Space Station. To top it off the booster touched down on a drone ship at sea. This was the first landing of its kind. The historic move put the spotlight on the company.
The space craft was named The Eagle. After 3 days of voyage in the space The Eagle finally landed on the moon making its name in history. Neil Armstrong was the very first man to step on the moon; his very first lines were “That 's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. This quote meant that even though it is just a one step taken by man but it has changed our lives and science forever. This was a huge success for American’s and if we look back many failures had occurred.
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.
After the American use of the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union grew exponentially. A weapon with so much destructive power in the hands of the enemy was justifiability seen as a huge threat to the Soviets` safety and influence. The Soviets constructed their own nuclear bomb in response during August of 1948, and began a competition began between the two nations. Each country attempted to produce forces more impressive than the other`s, leading to the creation of increasingly ruinous weaponry. The constantly stressed situation proved sensitive to any movement by either country, altered domestically or otherwise.
Intro. It can be argued that the greatest effect on Soviet culture’s post-Great Patriotic war is Yuri Gagarin. The young man who on April 12, 1961 became the first man in space and to circle the Earth in the Vostok rocket. And when he returned to earth “was born twice, there was his original, physical birth in 1934, and his second birth as a public figure in 1961.” The event is also a prime example of how technology has played a crucial role in international relations. Yuri Gagarin is deemed as a hero and nation icon still in the Russia today.
With that threat, some of the greatest arguments of a lifetime have been brought to light. There are definite positive and negative aspects of the atomic bomb. It could save thousands of lives, while only hitting high priority targets. It could be used as a deterrent as dictated by mutually assured destruction (M.A.D.). The nuclear capabilities of a country could be used to generate power and not weapons.